March 31, 2017

Summer reading searches, or, don’t fear the advanced search page! 

Adults vary when it comes to reading choices and kids are no different. In fact, kids looking for summer reading can pose a particularly thorny challenge as you might not know if the kid is excited to pick out beach trip books or angry at their dad for saying they had to read “one book this summer.” But no matter who walks into your library, NoveList has the tools for you.

March 23, 2017

Self-check your way to great recommendations

I have two advantages when it comes to finding read-alikes. One: I’m a librarian and trained to find good books. Two: I work at NoveList. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a librarian and you probably have NoveList too. However, most of our readers aren’t librarians. 

March 10, 2017

A look back with Duncan Smith

Recently, I sat down with Duncan Smith -- one of the founders of NoveList -- to chat a little about NoveList history. 

March 7, 2017

Finding books for Women’s History Month in NoveList

Women’s history month is an excellent time to move those nonfiction titles about women to the top of your TBR pile. None of the titles in your TBR pile calling out to be read right now? We’re here to help you discover more books!

March 1, 2017

Using LibraryAware to tell San Mateo County Libraries’ Story of Impact

A partnership between San Mateo County Libraries, Pivot Design, and LibraryAware made it easy for library staff to quickly create programming flyers and advertise other services in three different languages, while maintaining consistency in their brand and voice across the board.

February 27, 2017

Linked data 101

Ever wonder how movie listings show up at the top of a google search, even when all you type in is the name of a recent release?

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