May 25, 2018

Readers’ advisory and the Great American Read

Since it is summertime, and librarians everywhere are gearing up for their version of a summer reading program, why not incorporate The Great American Read into your readers’ advisory and programming work? Try these 5 ideas to get you jump-started. 

April 12, 2018

Reading is a political act

NoveList was at the Texas Library Association conference last week and, like everyone sitting in the audience as Rick Steves opened the conference, we were inspired.

November 29, 2017

AMA with Nancy Pearl

This year, NoveList is thankful for the chance to have legendary librarians visit with us. First, Joyce Saricks, NoveList’s first customer, then famed librarian Nancy Pearl stopped by the office on her way to the local library -- and we of course had lots and lots of questions. 

November 20, 2017

AMA with Joyce Saricks

Recently, legendary RA expert Joyce Saricks stopped by NoveList World Headquarters. For many, the highlight was an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session in which NoveList staff submitted questions, both serious and silly.

November 7, 2017

Books and the relationships they help us build

When I was having a particularly bad day a few years ago, a friend of mine told me that some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you. On the days when the bear gets you, it’s easy to forget why we do the work we do and what calling we were responding to when we chose librarianship as a career.

July 10, 2017

Libraries and the truths that inspire us

The Carnegie Medals ceremony gives librarians a night to celebrate the caring, compassionate, the courageous, and inspired among us.