May 5, 2020

Save time by scheduling social posts in LibraryAware

No matter the day or the circumstances, we all have tasks we’d like to make more efficient. We've got some LibraryAware tips for you.

April 14, 2020

3 easy ways to promote your collection digitally

Before COVID-19, you probably created displays, bookmarks, and flyers to promote your library’s books. But how can your readers find the best titles in your collection when they can’t walk into your physical library building?

April 3, 2020

Microtraining: We’re Not Closed — We’re Live!

Physical libraries are closed because of COVID-19 but librarians are still hard at work, offering help to readers online. Going live on social is a great way to connect with your community, deliver help to readers stuck at home, and help combat social isolation with “face” time and interactive comments. 

March 18, 2020

Readers’ advisory on social media

When I began writing this blog post, ensconced at my picture book-strewn desk at NoveList HQ, I had no idea that I’d be finishing it from the solitude of self-quarantine. Thanks to the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting closure of many public libraries and schools, social media has suddenly become the primary method of readers’ advisory.

October 22, 2019

Promoting new books in your collection (that aren’t on the bestseller list)

We know some books will circulate no matter what we do (James Patterson, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Robb, etc.), but many of the new books libraries buy need a little push. They are wonderful books, perfect, even, in the hands of the right reader, if only that reader knew that book was waiting for them at the library.

So how to get that information out there?

October 19, 2017

Five ways to use linked data on social media

Does your library struggle with posting information about your collection to social media? Try posting recommendations from your library's linked data, and snag a few ideas from us to get you started.