Weekly Roundup!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!


I just wanted to share something I absolutely love, that I learned to use last semester. NoveList! (sorry I cannot link directly, as a subscription is required). This invaluable tool for Readers’ Advisory should be in the toolkit of every public librarian. I used it recently for the first time with my 8 year old daughter, an avid reader, to help her find some new reads we’d never heard of. You can search by genre, character type, pacing, storyline, and much more. Prepare to head down the rabbit hole, though…

Also, another amazing thing I just found out about that’s happening here at the University of Hawai’i. It’s a student-run, donation based library that provides not only free textbooks, but also secondhand dorm furniture and similar basics. I have often wondered about something like this, and it’s great to see someone is trying it out!



According to this New York Times article, there are ten times as many libraries in the Czech Republic as the US, relative to population. It’s pretty cool to see how they keep their users coming back!


Cover photo from JSMetcalf Photos on Flickr Commons.  Licensed under CC 2.0.

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