July 16, 2020

Why talk about books?

Every year NoveList sponsors the Andrew Carnegie Awards for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. This event is an opportunity to celebrate some of the finest books of the year.   In preparing some brief remarks for the awards ceremony, I thought about WHY we do celebrations like this one. After all, there are LOTS of things for us as humans to talk about right now. Why books? 

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.

January 10, 2020

Looking ahead to 2020

Speaking up for the library also means that we need to speak up for the core value of reading and the ways that libraries help us connect communities of readers. Reading is the gateway to growth, and connecting readers is how we will ensure our future success.

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.

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.

October 25, 2018

Reading advocacy

Imagine if we shifted from thinking about readers' advisory to something more like reading advocacy. What if we started hitting the streets, getting out in the world, and talking to people about reading and how it transforms lives? What if we spent more time advocating for the value of reading?