I’m going to lead right off with the RA for All blog:
“When there is a major world event, readers and library patrons turn to books to understand what is happening… There is a lot of information that you can use to create digital and in person displays and reading lists for your patrons. You do not need to reinvent the wheel. Go to the experts and pass the information on– just like you would do for nonfiction requests.”
There are a ton of reading lists out there right now that you can use to help your patrons get more context and a deeper understanding of what’s going on in Ukraine, from NYPL, LitHub, Book Riot, USA Today, and NPR. There’s also this post from the Library of Congress, which has maps, reports, legal documents, and other digital resources.
Moving right along to a new month, with some corresponding new lists.
We’ve got picks from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bustle, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, the LA Times, Shondaland, and the Washington Post. For all you genre fans, we’ve got romance from SBTB and USA Today, fantasy from Tor and Paste, and of course, crime reads from CrimeReads. Hungry for even more? ENews has a roundup of all the celebrity book club picks.
It’s yer last chance to sign up for our first Friday Reads discussion this afternoon – get in while you can! (Okay, not QUITE yer last chance. As with all NCLS classes and meetings, you can still sign up even after the event has begun.) Let’s wrap this week in the best way – by talking books with our fellow librarians! (Can’t come this time? No worries. We’ll see you in June.)
Finally, #FridayReads: At this point in winter (and, let’s be honest, the decade), I’m ready for a little levity, and I’ve got a paperback copy of Beach Read on my nightstand to prove it. Happy reading!