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. 

October 26, 2017

New favorites for your school year

Whether you’re sitting in front of the class or have kids gathered around you in the library, maybe the book you were excited about ten years ago began to feel stale a couple Octobers ago. And who has time to research something new that would fit the bill? We can help!

October 20, 2017

Dreaming of Dæmons

The day finally arrived -- the first volume of Philip Pullman’s long-awaited new series, The Book of Dust, published yesterday. In feverish anticipation, the members of the NoveList Book Squad spent some time having a Very Professional Librarian Conversation about dæmons.

October 19, 2017

Five ways to use linked data on social media

Does your library struggle with posting information about your collection to social media? Try posting recommendations from your library's linked data, and snag a few ideas from us to get you started.

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