July 25, 2018
A Library for All
Part of most libraries’ mission statements is making sure all members of our community feel that the library is a safe and welcome space for them. Here are ten things to consider when making sure your library is a "library for all."
July 17, 2018
Back to readers’ advisory basics
It’s all of the day-to-day interactions that build the foundation of lofty strategic plans and mission statements. Readers’ advisory makes up a big chunk of those interactions, but it can be daunting to think about readers’ advisory in *too* much of a big picture sense. The readers’ advisory interview. Form-based readers’ advisory. Gah. Kathy Stewart breaks reader's advisory down into its most basic component -- the conversation.
July 2, 2018
Serving together: Reflections on ALA, 2018
ALA in New Orleans was packed full of good food, inspiring speakers (Michelle Obama!), and (of course) librarians. We appreciate all the librarians who took the time to stop by the EBSCO booth and say hi, pass on your feedback, and let us know what you think of our upgrade to NoveList Select. That you take the time to chat with us is part of what makes the conference great for those of us working the booth.
June 27, 2018
Helping libraries act as change agents
Recently, young people across the United States have made headlines with a mix of passion, integrity, and openness about issues ranging from gun violence to the environment to immigration. Their engagement with policies that directly affect their lives has captured and held the world’s attention. Many people have a renewed sense of hope in the next generation, which has led to this refreshing development: young people with informed opinions on the state of society, and grown-ups ready to listen.
June 20, 2018
You asked, we listened!: Diversity appeal on adult titles
Back in 2015, in response to #weneeddiversebooks, NoveList created four diversity character appeal terms: ability diverse, culturally diverse, LGBTQIA diverse, and religiously diverse to juvenile titles. After many discussions and a lot of work, we have begun adding diversity appeal to adult titles, too!
June 13, 2018
Celebrating NoveList Contributors
Did you know that from its founding, NoveList has relied on the knowledge and expertise of working librarians to offer the best readers' advisory resources possible? Find out more and how to be a contributor!