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? 

May 4, 2018

Books for the #metoo movement

The #metoo movement has sparked a discussion about violence against and harassment of women to newspaper headlines and leading stories across the world. Like with all critical questions facing society, librarians are poised to respond by doing what we do best: providing ready access to the books our readers need.

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.

April 10, 2018

Reading without a compass

What happens when you find yourself with the freedom to explore and discover new books?