RA for your Friday 9/14/18


The October Library Reads list is out! Go ahead and print one out for yer corkboard.

We've got some new fall lists, including picks from The Washington Post, Elle's 28 Best Books for Fall, and this one from Barnes and Noble that specifically focuses on new writers. Remember, the library may be the only game in town for book lovers, so we have an amazing opportunity to provide new authors, titles, and genres for readers to discover. 

Arguably as important as getting new titles is making sure that you've got alternate titles in your back pocket to suggest when patrons are waiting for their holds to come through. Luckily, Off the Shelf has got you covered with these 14 backlist gems from authors with new titles coming out this fall.

Booklist is putting a spotlight on romance and travel, and if you want to take a deeper dive into today's romance scene - which, obviously - listen to this segement from NPR's 1A.

I don't know about you, but I've sure been doing a lot of weeding over the last six months.* And I can vouch for this post from the 5-Minute Librarian blog on the importance of weeding the business collection. Business, like everything, evolves, and resources that aren't reflective of the current experience of job-seeking, management, or developing workplace skills aren't really serving patrons.

Speaking of weeding! I had the opportunity to attend a great workshop at NNYLN yesterday - Making a Collection Count, presented by Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly, of Awful Library Books fame. For those who couldn't make it, please enjoy the slides from the class.

For those of you looking for a non-fiction shopping spree, Lit Hub has lists for political/social science and pop culture titles coming out this fall.

In awards news, the Anthony, Barry, and Macavity Awards have been announced, and the longlists for the National Book Awards are out!

In movie news, Vulture has 19 adapations hitting screens this fall, so if your copy of Bel Canto is looking a little worn, it may be time for a shiny new paperback copy. 

Book Riot has a few tips for those of you who are presented with the challenge of helping a patron find a book that they can't remember much about.  Which, I imagine, is 100% of you.

Finally, #FridayReads: Nothing to report. Still cozied up with my mystery, still checking out rural France. I'm not a fast reader, especially when I am marathoning all the PBS documentaries on Netflix. (I'm looking at you, Secrets of Westminster... You and all your friends.) Happy reading/listening/viewing!

*Wow. It really has been six entire months of weeding. Wonderful times. Wonderful, sneezy times.