April 28, 2017

Getting more books in the hands of readers at County of Lennox and Addington Libraries

Readers’ advisory is a major focus for the County of Lennox and Addington Libraries in Napanee, Ontario. The busy and popular library system makes it a priority to help patrons find the perfect book.

April 17, 2017

Webcast: Where does readers’ advisory fit in your 21st century library?

How do we balance the need to serve new users in new ways when we don’t have the funds to take care of our traditional users in the traditional ways they expect -- i.e. buy more books? Join three leading public library directors as they share the math they use to balance this equation in their communities.

February 10, 2017

Lessons from my RUSA Reading List experience

My two years on the Reading List Council were great years from which I emerged better (I hope!) at RA and with my genre horizons forever broadened. Leaving has given me the chance to share with you what I liked best about it and recommend this undertaking to anyone with a yen for readers’ advisory and a spare room shelf to fill.

June 3, 2016

Why NoveList is sponsoring the Carnegie Medal

At the upcoming ALA Annual meeting in Orlando, NoveList will lend its support to the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Non-Fiction. While it might come as no surprise to you that NoveList would be supportive of these awards, I want to share with you why we are doing this.

April 26, 2016

Readers’ advisory? Yes, you can!

For me, there’s nothing better than talking about books and matching readers with books, so imagine my delight with moderating the Yes, you can: RA for everyone webcast.

April 22, 2016

Seven fabulous RA ideas (that anyone can do)

I had a blast listening in and live tweeting at our recent webcast: Yes you can! Readers’ advisory for everyone, and if you attended, I hope you did too. One of the highlights for me was the interactive idea exchange happening in the chat. Attendees were swapping ideas left and right, and I couldn’t resist compiling some of these ideas to share.

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