January 23, 2020

LibraryAware Users Speak; We Listen

We wrapped up our second annual LibraryAware user survey late last year and have been reading and processing all of your wonderful feedback.  Each year’s survey is one way to help us understand how you’re using LibraryAware and what you need it to do, what you love about it, and some key areas where you’d like us to make changes as LibraryAware evolves.

January 22, 2020

Crush your 2020 Reading Challenge

Some readers approach a new year with a giant TBR list and a goal for how many books they want to read. Some embrace serendipity, reading whatever and whenever they want. Others, however, like to shake things up through a literary CrossFit workout known as the Reading Challenge. 

January 21, 2020

The importance of an email list

The death of email has been predicted many times and yet the method of communication is still going strong, even in a time of social media. There are good reasons for this.

January 17, 2020

Top 10 Book Discussion Guides in NoveList October – December 2019

You can find a collection of useful information, including a link to all our Book Discussion Guides, on our Book Club Resources page (under Quick Links in the NoveList database), or by searching for ND Book Discussion Guides in our search box.

January 16, 2020

A secret resource for readers’ advisory training

NoveList Plus is one of our library’s most powerful tools for providing readers’ advisory services for our patrons. I hope, though, that you haven’t overlooked one of my favorite training tools:  a colorful little booklet NoveList produces called The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to Story Elements.

January 15, 2020

New Year, New Crash Course Webinars

We had so much fun partnering with LibraryReads last year on the Crash Course webinar series that we are doing it again in 2020! We are very excited to announce that our collaboration will continue with new genres & new presenters. However, we will still cover many of the same elements —why readers love the genre, tips for talking to fans, essential books to know about and recommend, information regarding trends and cross-over titles, and unlocking the secrets to the genre through appeal terms, subgenres, relevant themes, and more.

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