July 10, 2017

Libraries and the truths that inspire us

The Carnegie Medals ceremony gives librarians a night to celebrate the caring, compassionate, the courageous, and inspired among us.

June 22, 2017

New grant program: Engaging Readers at Your Public Library

Looking to get the word out about all of the services *you* offer to readers. Check out the new grant program from NoveList and LibraryAware Engaging Readers at Your Public Library.

June 13, 2017

Recommit to readers’ advisory

As some of you are heading into a new fiscal year and planning for new objectives and goals, it’s a good time to re-examine where readers’ advisory fits into the daily life of the library. Keep reading to find inspiration in the resources we’ve gathered to help you wrap readers’ advisory into all that you do.

February 21, 2017

Find Battle of the Books titles (that kids want to read)!

Want to get students interested in broadening their horizons by reading a wide range of genres? How do you entice reluctant readers to read? The answer -- Battle of the Books!

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.

February 7, 2017

A blueprint for communicating the value of reading

On January 17, the New York Times published an interview with then-President Obama. During the interview, he was asked what had enabled him to endure the pressures imposed on him as President.

His answer: books.