Shelf Care, Episode #14: Circ Stats, Bridgerton, and Other Library Business

On this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to Karen Toonan, Collection Services Manager at the Naperville Public Library (IL) about how her library’s circulation changed during lockdown, and what she did about it; audio editor Heather Booth shares the five essentials of business books on audio; and adult books editor Donna Seaman shares what she’s reading and loving.

Here’s what we talked about:

Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank, by Elin Hilderbrand, Andriana Trigiani, et al

It Had to Be You, by Georgia Clark

The Cult of We, by Eliot Brown

Bridgerton, aka The Duke and I, by Julia Quinn

Naked in Death, by J. D. Robb

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot, by Mikki Kendall and read by the author

The City We Became, by N. K. Jemisin and read by Robin Miles

All Together Now: A Newfoundlander’s Light Tales for Heavy Times, by Alan Doyle

Heather’s Tips for Selecting Business Books on Audio:

  1. Look to the stars!
  2. Look to the *other* stars
  3. Think like a talk-y management business-y type
  4. Shop the airport
  5. Trust the content

The Man Who Lived Underground, by Richard Wright

Leonora in the Morning Light, by Michaela Carter

Leonora Carrington Tarot card deck

Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth, by Tony Hiss

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, by Suzanne Simard

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About the Author:

I am the Senior Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach. Holla!

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