Don’t stress out! LibraryAware is here to help a little or a lot – it's up to you. You can offer services through LibraryAware with as little or as much effort as you are able to provide. Let our curated and up-to-date NextReads newsletters help your patrons fill up their TBR lists and place holds. You can also create your own custom book newsletters. Pro Tip: Our professionally designed templates make it easy for you to send personalized book recommendations.
Use NextReads newsletters
Print out a calendar of when the Advance List is available, when drafts are available for editing, and when NextReads newsletters are sent. Or, sign up for email notifications.
Publicize your opt-in page by linking to it on your website or encouraging your staff members to add it as a link in their email signatures. Check out other libraries’ custom opt-in pages.
NextReads newsletters can be sent to patrons as is, or you can edit them to include different titles. You can also use NextReads newsletters to promote your online programs and resources.
We have more ideas on how to promote your NextReads newsletters and training videos to get you started.
Create your own custom book newsletters
Send patrons personalized book recommendations
Patrons greatly appreciate individual reading recommendations from their librarian. You’ll love not having to find links and write annotations (unless you want to!) because we do that work for you. Use our personalized book recommendation templates by searching “personal book list” or “readers’ advisory response,” or scroll through the layout options under the Newsletter link. You can create these personalized emails as an e-blast or a newsletter; read about the different features for each option.
Watch our webinar on form-based readers’ advisory for strategies and tips from three libraries with personalized reading recommendation programs. Then follow our step-by-step guide for creating your own personalized book recommendation emails.
See additional library examples to spark your own creativity!
Display a book carousel (newsletter widget) on your website