June 25, 2019

Reading immigrant experiences

Seeking out books written by immigrant authors is one way that people curious about immigrant experiences can gain a deeper understanding while glimpsing the life stories behind an issue that is often presented to us as a political problem. With the number of great books recently published by immigrant authors, representing a diverse spectrum of cultures and nations, readers have a great deal of choice. 

June 24, 2019

See more, scroll less on the LibraryAware homepage

Each section of the homepage will now feature up to 50 templates or items you’ve created in a single row, and you can click on the arrows to the right and left of the cards to page through them all. Indicators at the bottom of each section will let you know how much content you can click through.  

June 20, 2019

What can you do with Media Mentions?

Do you have patrons that who want to check out the latest books featured on morning talk shows? You’re in luck! Last month, we launched a new enhancement, Media Mentions. With this, we are highlighting books that have been featured recently in the media – outlets like Fox News’ Fox & Friends, NPR’s Marketplace, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and even Bravo’s Watch what happens live with Andy Cohen! So what can you do with Media Mentions?

June 19, 2019

8 tips for success with email

So you’re considering trying email marketing to drive patron engagement at your library. Or maybe looking to improve your current strategy. Great! There is a lot to take into account when planning, implementing, and analyzing an email strategy. Here are eight tips to help you find success with yours. 

June 18, 2019

Reading the right book at the right time

It’s been one year since the NoveList baton was passed along to the next generation of readers’ advisory experts. Lucky for us, however, Duncan Smith continues to offer us inspiration on the connection between books and our daily lives. In this month’s issue of Booklist Online, Duncan shares a personal conversation on this very topic and reminds of us his own devotion to books and readers.

June 17, 2019

Trope-savvy readers’ advisory for fanfic readers

A lot of popular fanfiction tropes map easily onto NoveList’s romance themes, which stands to reason -- fanfic is a fantastic way to watch your ships fall in love over and over again. But there are also several NoveList themes that correspond to common tropes of gen fic (in which romance is not the focus). Here’s your guide to matching fanfic tropes to NoveList themes.

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