March 19, 2019

Where should I start with crime, mysteries, and thrillers?

Lynn Lobash and I are your hosts for Crash Course in Crime, Mysteries, and Thrillers. If you’re new this genre, we want to help you get started, so we’ve put together a starter pack -- these titles are all well-reviewed, will appeal to most readers, are either a stand-alone title or the first in a series. And all of them are also available on audio. 

March 11, 2019

Webinar: Crash Course in Fantasy

Are you intimidated at the thought of helping readers of fantasy? Whether your readers are fans of classic fantasy (like the Lord of the Rings series) or love the steamy, urban fantasy of Anne Bishop, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best these genres have to offer your readers—from Academies of magic to the Faerie realm. 

January 7, 2019

Webinar: Crash Course in Crime, Mysteries, & Thrillers

Are you intimidated at the thought of helping readers of crime, mysteries, and thrillers? Whether your readers are fans of police procedurals (like the Inspector Gamache series) or fans of Grisham-esque legal thrillers let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best these genres have to offer your readers—from behind the iron curtain to unreliable narrators.

December 20, 2018

LibraryReads and NoveList team up to offer genre education

LibraryReads and NoveList have partnered on a series of genre webinars in 2019. We think of the series as a 101 crash course for some of the more popular genres, designed to give librarians a sense of why readers are drawn to the genre; some tips for talking with fans; key books in the genre to know; sub-genres and crossover titles to keep in mind; and tips for searching NoveList for themes, appeal terms, and genre information and more. 

December 12, 2018

Webinar: Crash Course in Science Fiction

Are you intimidated at the thought of helping science fiction readers? Whether your readers are fans of dystopian reads (like the Divergent series) or Afrofuturism works (like the Broken Earth novels), let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best science fiction has to offer your readers—from alien invasions to weird science.

November 1, 2018

Webinar: Promote your collection to increase circulation and engage readers!

Join us to hear from three library systems that shine the spotlight on their collections in creative ways beyond displays and bookmarks.They’ll share why promoting books in all formats made a difference -- not only to their circulation but to their patrons as well. Whether your collection fills a few stacks or a few buildings, you'll take away real-life strategies that will change the way you promote what your library offers. 

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