February 4, 2019
Innovation week: A deep dive into making our recommendations better
We decided to begin 2019 with one of our favorite topics – recommendations! Recommendations are at the heart of readers’ advisory – what books have changed people’s lives, or swallowed their consciousness for a while as they lost themselves to a new universe, or – as Marie Kondo might say – sparked joy? What can we do to help people find either more of the same or the next new thing that will resonate with them? All of this is, for us, through the lens of what we can do to help you (librarians working directly with the public) answer these questions.
December 28, 2018
Readers’ advisory resolutions for the new year
It’s the start of a new year and you’re probably either making resolutions or telling everyone who asks that you *don’t* make resolutions. I fall somewhere in between, setting intentions—which are really resolutions that feel less resolute. Every year, since the beginning of my library career, I’ve set an intention to be a better readers’ advisor and come up with a couple of strategies to do that. If you’ve also set resolutions to become a better readers’ advisor in 2019 and are looking for strategies, let me take you on a tour of the resources NoveList has to help you.
February 7, 2018
Five things you can do with search alerts
Do you use the Alerts feature in NoveList to help keep up with the content you and your readers need? Search alerts in NoveList can save time with the variety of things you do in any given day.
January 11, 2018
Your 2018 NoveList checklist
Question: are you getting full value for your NoveList subscription? We have some tips to help! Consider this your 2018 NoveList checklist.
January 10, 2018
New year, new books
The New Year puts us in mind of goal-setting, personal transformations, and self-improvement. Fortunately, NoveList can help you find books that inspire, encourage, and motivate.
December 18, 2017
Five ideas for using NoveList folders
Folders rock! If you hear questions like “I need a book for my [book club discussion/storytime/Harry Potter program]. What should I get?” -- and we know you do -- use NoveList’s folders to stash titles and articles you come across while you browse.