July 24, 2019

Romance webinar follow-up resources

If you enjoyed the Crash Course in Romance webinar and want to know more, NoveList has many resources for you! 

July 22, 2019

Search alerts turn Stranger Things into readers’ advisory

Harnessing what else is going on in your readers’ lives can make for effective readers’ advisory. Some readers make it easy by asking their favorite librarian -you- about a book they might have heard about during an NPR driveway moment or while watching their fave news show. 

July 17, 2019

Romance Starter Pack

If you are new to the genre or just want a quick hit on what’s popular in romance, these five titles will get you started. They are well-reviewed, will appeal to a wide variety of readers, and are either stand-alone titles or the first in a series. Happy reading!

July 15, 2019

Dispatches from StokerCon 2019

StokerCon is the annual conference held by the Horror Writers Association, culminating in the Bram Stoker Awards. With just over 400 participants, it’s a smaller event, but the daily schedule (which ran from 8 a.m. to midnight) was filled with an impressive number of sessions, panels, and activities.  

July 11, 2019

5 lessons learned after winning a levy campaign

Running a levy information campaign for a library can be a nerve-wracking learning experience even for the most seasoned marketer. After the ballots are cast and the dust has cleared, you will hopefully find yourself relieved that the public have cast their votes in favor of continued support or (hallelujah!) increased funding. I'm here to tell you that the real work is just beginning. 

July 9, 2019

Books for mermaids

Disney’s live-action remake of 1989’s The Little Mermaid won’t be ready for quite a while, and that may leave fans feeling adrift in the meanwhile. Try luring them in with sea-sational books for, and about, mermaids! Here are a few of my favorites for adult readers, and the searches I used to find them in NoveList.

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