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Top Titles 2021

We have reviewed the top circulating Adult Fiction titles across the world from the past year. Did you know that collectionHQ’s Discovery tool allows you to see what titles are performing well on a local, regional and national level? What’s more, you can compare those popular items against your library’s holdings.   U.S.A. Four Winds … Continued

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Jane Cowell: Leading Public Libraries for the new normal

We are delighted to share the thoughts of Jane Cowell, CEO of the Yarra Plenty Regional Library in Victoria, Australia, about managing libraries through a crisis. In this blog, Jane discusses how to manage priorities and lead library staff during times of change. (First published to Medium.com on May 6, 2021) Library Managers across the … Continued

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Top Sports Titles from Discovery

Excitement is sweeping across the world as the Olympics 2020 takes place in Tokyo! To mark the event, we have researched the top circulating ‘Athletics & Outdoor Sports & Games’ titles in libraries over the past 6 months from collectionHQ’s Discovery tool. Check out the top titles from the U.S.A. and Canada, U.K. and Ireland, … Continued

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Wendy Bartlett: How to enhance the library user experience during the pandemic and beyond

Thank you to Wendy Bartlett, Collection Development and Acquisitions Manager at the Cuyahoga County Public Library, for sharing her thoughts on what librarians can learn from changing consumer behaviors in a retail environment to enhance the library user experience. Last September, the New York Times published an article titled “7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed … Continued

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One year on: Libraries supporting communities through Covid-19

One year ago, libraries across the world were forced to close their doors to stop the spread of a new Coronavirus. One year on and Covid-19 continues to impact the daily lives of librarians and their communities. The library’s response to the greatest challenge humankind has faced for generations has emphasized its position as a … Continued