January 30, 2020
Books and libraries transforming readers together
What book has changed the way you think, act, or look at the world? People responded to that question in a recent NYT article, "The Book That Changed My Life" and the answers are delightful.
June 27, 2019
Finding windows and mirrors in a world with walls
I’ve recently been doing some reading on the idea of “windows and mirrors.” This term is most commonly used in schools, but I’ve thought a lot about how windows and mirrors apply equally well to adults. And that as adults, we might be the ones who are in desperate need of more windows and mirrors to help us navigate our current world.
June 6, 2019
Visiting libraries in Australia and New Zealand
I’m lucky enough to get to travel to Australia and New Zealand and visit their public libraries as part of my work with NoveList. Even half a world away, I still felt quite “at home” in those libraries. The sense of belonging is there when I walk in: a table display featuring new releases, the circ desk, and a welcoming atmosphere. While I’m literally on the other side of the earth, walking into those libraries feels like walking into my home library.
June 5, 2019
Library Advocacy: Community Partnerships
Libraries today partner extensively – but do they always partner strategically? It’s so easy to say “yes” when asked to be a partner.
Partnering can have huge benefits, but it can also spread our limited resources too thin. So, when you are thinking about partnering, ask yourself, “What makes a good partner?”
December 10, 2018
A chat about NoveList on Circulating Ideas
Curious about what it's like to work at NoveList versus working in a library? Want to know some of NoveList's most powerful features? We invite you to listen as Danielle Borasky, VP of NoveList, chats with Steve Thomas of Circulating Ideas.
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.