February 19, 2020

Top 5 questions about NoveList Plus from Oceania

My favourite webinars to facilitate for our Oceania libraries are those focusing on NoveList Plus, our premier readers’ advisory resource. It’s fun to use and full of useful information to assist with all of those tricky patron reader development enquiries such as “What can I read next,” “Which author writes like…,” and “What’s another series you can recommend for my child?” — NoveList can help!

January 6, 2020

Book club resources for Australia and New Zealand

We’ve been hard at work learning more about what gets book clubs talking in Australia and New Zealand. Here are some of NoveList’s new and updated book club resources just for you.

October 10, 2019

Readers’ advisory: it’s a small world

The NoveList team is super-excited about an upcoming webinar for those who work in libraries in Australia and New Zealand. Although US attendees will have a late night (no worries, we’ll record!), anyone with readers’ advisory on the brain will benefit from sharing ideas, no matter the time zone. It’s a small world, isn’t it, and so many readers’ advisory issues are universal.

October 2, 2019

Webinar: Building Your Readers’ Advisory Culture

Ready to take your current readers’ advisory practices to the next level? Join us for inspiration on moving your readers’ services from a fun thing you fit in (among everything else you’ve got to do) to a defining service of your library. 

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.

September 6, 2018

Māori Language Week

Kia ora, speakers and especially readers of Māori. New Zealanders will celebrate 10-16 September as Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o te Reo Māori), part of a decades-long reversal of linguistic suppression worth learning more about.