November 15, 2017

The Mary Roach approach

Do you Gulp when Mary Roach fans ask for recommendations? When her latest book is all checked out and a patron has read her other titles, are you on the brink of Packing for Mars?

November 14, 2017

AASL, new standards, and my personal inquiry

"It’s OK for us to disagree, but not to disengage.” 
Powerful words from author Jason Reynolds, whose dynamic presentation wowed a packed ballroom at AASL. I was there and have been thinking about his words ever since.

November 9, 2017

Find it in NoveList: Books by indigenous authors

NoveList metadata librarians do extra research to make authors with specific cultural identities easier for you to discover. Get a refresher on finding more authors of indigenous heritage in NoveList.

November 7, 2017

Books and the relationships they help us build

When I was having a particularly bad day a few years ago, a friend of mine told me that some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you. On the days when the bear gets you, it’s easy to forget why we do the work we do and what calling we were responding to when we chose librarianship as a career.

November 6, 2017

Harness the power of pop culture to connect with your community

Lately I've been thinking about all the ways (old and new) that libraries can use popular culture to connect with their communities -- and possibly to reach new communities. 

October 31, 2017

Newsletters we love, part 2

Looking for ideas and inspiration for revamping a newsletter, or starting one from scratch? Check out some of these great examples. 

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