Reach Readers

Our experts will work directly with your staff to guide them in developing effective strategies and exciting ideas for inspiring your community of readers.


Group Training

These two-hour remote sessions are taught live to your staff and include

interactive activities, discussions, and lots of post-session encouragement.


These courses are available through institutional purchase only.

For more information, contact us for a free consultation.


Is some of your staff new to readers’ advisory? Do you want help getting staff at all levels ready to excel at connecting readers with books? This course is just what your library needs.

An expert from NoveList will get staff on an even footing in their understanding of readers’ advisory. We'll share strategies for working with readers and teach the foundational principles for providing excellent readers’ advisory service.

Participants will be introduced to important concepts like the history and philosophy of readers’ advisory, the basics of the readers’ advisory conversation, the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in readers’ advisory service, and the broad basics of appeal and other NoveList story elements. 

Is some of your staff new to readers’ advisory? Do you want help getting staff at all levels ready to excel at connecting readers with books? This course is just what your library needs.

An expert from NoveList will get staff on an even footing in their understanding of readers’ advisory. We'll share strategies for working with readers and teach the foundational principles for providing excellent readers’ advisory service.

Participants will be introduced to important concepts like the history and philosophy of readers’ advisory, the basics of the readers’ advisory conversation, the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in readers’ advisory service, and the broad basics of appeal and other NoveList story elements. 


Do you want to help your staff have a basic understanding of a broad range of the most popular and challenging fiction genres?

An expert from NoveList will introduce participants to many genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mysteries and thrillers, romance, horror, Christian fiction, mainstream/literary fiction, and historical fiction.

Participants will get an overview of current genre trends for adults and teens, tips to keep up with various genres, and titles to know, with an emphasis on diverse titles and authors.  

Do you want to help your staff have a basic understanding of a broad range of the most popular and challenging fiction genres?

An expert from NoveList will introduce participants to many genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mysteries and thrillers, romance, horror, Christian fiction, mainstream/literary fiction, and historical fiction.

Participants will get an overview of current genre trends for adults and teens, tips to keep up with various genres, and titles to know, with an emphasis on diverse titles and authors.  


Whether your readers love a steamy marriage of convenience romance or can’t get enough of thought-provoking first contact stories, the NoveList story elements — appeal, genre, and theme terms — provide a great way to talk to your readers.

Participants will learn how to supercharge their readers’ advisory skills by gaining a thorough understanding of the story elements and how they can be used to help readers.

Whether your readers love a steamy marriage of convenience romance or can’t get enough of thought-provoking first contact stories, the NoveList story elements — appeal, genre, and theme terms — provide a great way to talk to your readers.

Participants will learn how to supercharge their readers’ advisory skills by gaining a thorough understanding of the story elements and how they can be used to help readers.


Need help paying for these courses?

Our partner, LibraryReads developed a sponsorship program to encourage continuing education.

Apply for the sponsorship by visiting the website below.