February 22, 2019

Top 10 most searched titles in library catalogs

Ever wonder what library users worldwide are searching for in catalogs just like yours? At NoveList, we’ve got the data. Each month we will create a list of the top 10 titles your patrons are searching for. Check out what made the list for February.

February 20, 2019

Finding the perfect winter reads

Winter reading is my favorite reading. I love the idea of curling up in a comfy chair in front of the fire (never mind that I don’t have a fireplace) wrapped in a warm blanket and sipping tea (or hot chocolate or a hot toddy). But winter reading, apart from holiday stories, doesn’t seem to have its own place and rather depends on the reader. 

February 6, 2019

Where there’s smoke, there’s FYRE

It's been almost two years since the notorious — and endlessly memed — Fyre Festival debacle, but the hits just keep on coming. In January, both Netflix and Hulu delved into the drama with their own buzzy documentaries chronicling the aftermath of “the greatest party that never happened." Do you have patrons who can't get enough of these documentaries? NoveList can help you stay on top of pop culture trends to connect with your patrons.

February 4, 2019

Innovation week: A deep dive into making our recommendations better

We decided to begin 2019 with one of our favorite topics – recommendations! Recommendations are at the heart of readers’ advisory – what books have changed people’s lives, or swallowed their consciousness for a while as they lost themselves to a new universe, or – as Marie Kondo might say – sparked joy? What can we do to help people find either more of the same or the next new thing that will resonate with them? All of this is, for us, through the lens of what we can do to help you (librarians working directly with the public) answer these questions.

February 1, 2019

With my people at ALAMW19

It’s been a minute since I worked in a library but when I go to a conference, it doesn’t take me long to get back into full-on librarian mindset –trolling publishers’ booths for hot-n-fresh ARCs, failing to resist picking up cool swag, and fangirling over authors.

January 31, 2019

How to use the Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch at your library

From the moment the Netflix interactive film Black Mirror Bandersnatch dropped at the end of December, viewers have been discussing, watching, re-watching, analyzing, and dishing about the film. All of this conversation leads to plenty of opportunities for libraries to capitalize on this trend. 

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