September 17, 2020
Literary Fiction Starter Pack
This week, LibraryReads and NoveList offered another installment in our popular Crash Course genre webinars, this time in literary fiction. Presenters Stephen Sposato and Jessica Lin broke down the intricacies of the definition and history of literary fiction, shared ways to help fans of the genre, and gave us a sneak peek into what they’re excited to read this fall.
September 9, 2020
Webinar: Crash Course in Relationship Fiction
Do you have a go-to strategy for helping readers with relationship fiction? Whether your readers are fans of upbeat stories of bouncing back or sardonic looks at family dysfunction — let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best relationship fiction has to offer your readers — from unlikely friendships to witty comedies of manners.
August 5, 2020
Webinar: Crash Course in Literary Fiction
Do you have a go-to strategy for helping readers with literary fiction? Whether your readers are fans of ensemble stories or stylistically complex, unconventional novels — let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best literary fiction has to offer your readers — from facing racism to suburban malaise.
June 10, 2020
Graphic Novel Starter Pack
Assembling a starter pack that encompasses the entirety of the graphic medium is an impossible task, but these five titles are a good sampling of the variety of genres and art styles that the format has to offer. They’re all either standalone graphic novels or completed series, with critical acclaim and wide appeal.
May 6, 2020
Webinar: Crash Course in Graphic Novels
Do you have a go-to strategy for helping graphic novel readers? Whether your readers are fans of action-packed and fast-paced graphic novels or character-driven and thought-provoking graphic novels, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best graphic novels have to offer your readers — from origin stories to multiverse encounters and everything in between.
April 6, 2020
Webinar: Form-Based Readers’ Advisory When Your Readers (and Staff) are at Home
Librarians’ essential work, connecting books to readers, is more difficult now, since so many libraries and schools have closed. While you’ll be helping from afar your work *can* continue to be responsive, compassionate, and innovative.