August 12, 2019

Your library: the newest entrepreneurial hub (that’s been around for years)

If you want to position your library as the hot spot for entrepreneurs, or you want to start off slowly by adding some programs aimed at entrepreneurs, we can help. We’ve put together a guide to help you package what you already do (and inspire you with a few ideas you may not have tried yet). 

June 26, 2019

Confessions of a first-time ALA attendee

I’ve been working in libraries for almost a decade but have never been able to go to the annual ALA conference due to family, school, or work obligations. My luck changed this year after joining NoveList this past July. It’s my job to talk with libraries, so it was my job to go to ALA! 

June 18, 2019

Reading the right book at the right time

It’s been one year since the NoveList baton was passed along to the next generation of readers’ advisory experts. Lucky for us, however, Duncan Smith continues to offer us inspiration on the connection between books and our daily lives. In this month’s issue of Booklist Online, Duncan shares a personal conversation on this very topic and reminds of us his own devotion to books and readers.

June 7, 2019

Come see us at ALA 2019!

Librarians, including librarians from NoveList, are converging on Washington D.C. for the ALA Annual Conference. It’s been almost ten years since ALA was in D.C. and there’s a ton of new stuff to see (outside of the conference programming). We hope that you’ll also take the time to stop by the EBSCO Booth #2533 in the Exhibit Hall and get some insider information on what’s new and forthcoming from NoveList. 

May 9, 2019

Pokémon Readers’ Advisory: Gotta read ‘em all!

Are you and your patrons enjoying the current pop culture overload? Accompanying the excitement of the release of Avengers: Endgame, Free Comic Book Day, and Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you) comes the first ever live-action animated Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu!

In celebration of the latest take on a Pokémon-filled world, we offer this list of reading recommendations to share with the pocket monsters at your library. 

April 29, 2019

The Secret Language of Books – 2019 Edition

We are happy to announce that the 2019 version of The Secret Language of Books is off to the printer. Many of you expressed appreciation for the earlier version of this booklet, which contained detailed information about NoveList appeal factors and tips for using them with readers. This time around, we wanted to create an even richer resource for you by including genres and themes. 

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