August 9, 2016

Got ink? We’ve got appeals!

The NoveList Book Squad is always on the lookout for inventive readers' advisory opportunities. When we heard about Multnomah County Library's #books4tats campaign, we shared a collective "oooooh!" of appreciation -- and decided to try some tattoo-based RA of our own.

May 24, 2016

BookExpo 2016: Bite-sized trends and takeaways

For youth-serving librarians, attending Book Expo America can feel a little too good to be true: there are books everywhere, and you're allowed take them! There are authors everywhere, and you get to hear them talk about cool stuff! And best of all, there are librarians everywhere, and you get to share your excitement with your peers!

May 23, 2016

Nailing Down Horror

Over the past few months, an intrepid team of paranormal investigators, I mean, final girls, OK, NoveList staff took a long, dark look into the heart of horror. And what we saw drove us mad!

May 10, 2016

On your mark, get set…read!

Ah, yes, it's the beginning of May, and we know that summer reading is on your mind. It's the busiest time of the year, and soon, patrons will be coming in wanting books for road trips, summer vacations on the beach, and the loooong stretch when many kids are out of school.

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.

March 30, 2016

The (Soft) Launch of Book Squad

As with many offices, the conversations at the water cooler (or the coffee maker, in our case) often revolve around what movies we’ve seen, what TV shows we’re watching, or what books we’re reading. But we’re lucky -- when we go back to our desks, we still get to think, and talk, and write, about the books.

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