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 7, 2017

Swipe right—on over to the library

Some of us grow up loving the library. Some of us fall in love more gradually. And some of us might still need a little wink wink nudge nudge to light that spark of loving the library.

January 12, 2017

Announcing the 2017 edition of The Secret Language of Books

Have you ever wondered if books have their own secret language? We here at NoveList think they do, and we call it appeal.

August 30, 2016

Appealing to gamers

When we’ve talked about using pop culture to help people find books, we’ve mostly talked about fandom, movies, and television. We’ve also used appeals to recommend books based on tattoos, but there’s a big pop culture world we haven’t explored: gaming.

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.

August 3, 2016

Browsing with metadata

It’s not every day that the power of metadata gets a chance to shine. In Lynn Lobash’s recent Library Journal article “The Case for Informed Browsing,” she talks about Netflix browse lanes, stating that “these niche categories are built by a team of viewers armed with a controlled vocabulary.”

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