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Content Spotlight: Professional Resources

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Posted September 09, 2013 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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Looking for book display ideas or book discussion inspiration? Want to know what’s new in NoveList this month? Content Spotlight gives you a sneak peek into the NoveList resources that will make your job easier. This month, we’re doing something a little different and highlighting the variety of professional development resources available inside NoveList.

The RA Toolbox

Readers’ advisory (RA) is what we’re all about – helping you connect readers with books they’ll love. The RA Toolbox collects all of our RA resources into one convenient location. Prepare yourself for any question or curveball a reader throws at you with the many tools found in the RA Toolbox, like…

  • Learn About Genres
    These brief primers tell you everything you need to know in order to work with
    even the most ardent fans of any genre. (Want to learn more about genres? 

    Don't miss Five Tips for Getting Up to Speed on a Genre)
  • Author Read-alikes
    We all know that one patron who has read everything by their favorite author, and now they want more.
    ARAs let that patron discover their next favorite author.

  • RA News
    This monthly newsletter discusses all things Readers’ Advisory, from practical advice to current news.
    If you’re not already on the mailing list, subscribe now.


Teaching with Books

If you work with younger readers, meet the Teaching with Books section of NoveList. You’ll find a variety of resources designed especially for teachers and children’s librarians, from Common Core information and reading lists to award winners and more.

  • Curriculum-based Book Lists & Annotated Bibliographies
    If you’re looking for books and other learning materials related to specific curriculum, NoveList has your back. We’ve gathered them together by subject and grade level, for Pre-K through 12th grade.
  • Kids & Books
    If you’re not subscribed to Kids & Books, you’re missing out on all the practical solutions, best practices, and professional resources found in each monthly issue. Subscribe now.

NOTE: All of these same articles, genre outlines, and author read-alikes can also be found with the search box, under the Lists & Articles tab.