We're celebrating the 30th anniversary of NoveList this month!

Did you know?

  • The original name of our product was “A Novel Approach.”
  • The original name of the company was SSR.
  • The first NoveList customers received the product as a binder full of 3.5-inch floppy disks that they installed on each computer in a library.

How times have changed! NoveList keeps innovating to meet the changing needs of libraries: We listen to our library partners to learn about the challenges they face. That input, combined with our experience working in libraries, guides us in developing products and services that save staff time and make connecting readers with books they’ll love easier.

And we have an anniversary gift for you! Our staff worked together to create this clever list of 30 ways to delight your readers.

My co-workers and I would love to talk with you more about working with readers at your library. We’ll be at the Public Library Association Annual Conference in Booth 2123 with our co-workers at EBSCO. For sure, you’ll want to stop by the exhibit hall on Thursday, April 4, because we’re doing something fun! Look for the banner that says, “The Book Doctor Is In.” We’ll be happy to talk about your library’s unique needs and “prescribe” solutions to help you create a positive experience for every person who interacts with your library. Plus, we’ll have a treat just for you while supplies last!

Also at PLA, my co-worker, and Manager of Reader Services Yaika Sabat is participating in a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 3, along with two readers’ advisory experts, Becky Spratford and Robin Bradford. They'll be giving tips on how to provide inclusive reader services to all patrons.

Finally, you can schedule one-on-one time to talk with us during the conference between April 3rd and April 5th, 2024. Email novelistcommunications@ebsco.com and let us know what you’d like to discuss.

Angela Hursh is Manager of Library Engagement, Marketing, and Professional Development. She is currently listening to When the World Didn't End by Guinevere Turner.