November 19, 2017

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, and Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Book Pulse is a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new books and book news. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham is this week’s big book; librarian’s pick Joe Hill’s Strange Weather; and Danielle Steel opens high on the best seller lists.

Stephanie Anderson | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Advocates

Indie bookseller–turned–librarian Stephanie Anderson passionately believes that librarians should be able to give solid book recommendations whether they are fans of a given genre or not. As assistant director for public services at Darien Library, CT, she has been on the forefront of creative ways to help patrons decide what to read, from displaying a trending book on the holds shelf that might entice patrons to starting a service called “You Are What You Read Next,” allowing people to receive personalized recommendations after completing a survey. Anderson also spearheaded a business book club for nonfiction lovers that doubles as an unofficial networking meeting.