April 23, 2019

Be a superhero readers’ advisor

Given the abundance of recent superhero movies (Aquaman, Captain Marvel, Shazam, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home), you may be seeing more requests from your patrons for superhero comics and stories. If not, the stakes are being raised: May 4th is Free Comic Book Day (and Star Wars Day)!

April 15, 2019

How to experiment with reading outside the box

As a cataloger of juvenile works, my reading has leaned more towards picture books of late, but I wanted to challenge myself with a standard readers' advisory goal: For the benefit of patrons, read “outside the box.”

April 11, 2019

On the joys of rereading books

Elizabeth Coleman reflects on the joys (and the occasional pitfalls) of rereading books.

April 8, 2019

Looking for inspiration? Let our new themes browse pages guide you!

Themes are the (sometimes) hard-to-define elements of a book that hook a reader— we’ve talked about them before, from our initial announcement to suggesting ways to use them with library patrons. Now by popular demand, we built a resource within NoveList and NoveList Plus that allows you to see at a glance how our themes are organized.

April 5, 2019

7 pro tips for creating book flyers

Sara Leady’s fun flyers particularly resonated with people. She’s the brilliant mind behind this flyer, created after FSU’s football team lost a brutal game to Clemson. She agreed to share some of her pro tips for creating memorable flyers. We hope you enjoy this guest post from Sara.

April 2, 2019

10 questions to ask when choosing an email marketing service

So, you’re considering an email service. Great! Whether you’re looking to change providers or you’re starting the process for the very first time, there is a lot to consider, and we’re here to help. 

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