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. 

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. 

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