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Author Archive: Susan Maguire

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Shelf Care, Episode #15: Graphic Novels for Every Reader

Shelf Care, Episode #15: Graphic Novels for Every Reader

On this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table’s Jessica Jenner about the Best Graphic Novels for Adults reading list, audio editor Heather Booth gives us the skinny on the Odyssey Award winners, and Adult Books associate editor Annie Bostrom and I figure […]

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

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 […]

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Shelf Care Interview: J. William Lewis

Shelf Care Interview: J. William Lewis

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Seaman Capital. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to J. William Lewis, author of The Essence of Nathan Biddle. Alabama native J. William Lewis is a former […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #13: Summer Scares 2021
By February 23, 2021 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Care, Episode #13: Summer Scares 2021

On this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, Susan gets real scared . . . Summer Scare(d), that is! Ha ha ha ha ha, good one. Hear from author Silvia Moreno-Garcia and librarian horror expert Becky Spratford, librarians Konrad Stump and Evelyn Gathu, and Booklist’s own Julia Smith about this year’s Summer Scares program, […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #12: Editors’ Choice 2020
By January 12, 2021 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Care, Episode #12: Editors’ Choice 2020

Every year, Booklist editors pull together the most noteworthy books of the year for Editors’ Choice, and every year, Susan Maguire chases them down to talk about those books. This year was both no different and completely different, as each of our fine editors sent in a voice note featuring favorites from the list, books […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #11: Games!
By November 19, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Care, Episode #11: Games!

Rebecca Strang, of the Naperville Public Library and ALA’s Games and Gaming Round Table, speaks to Susan Maguire about everything games in libraries, from sure bets for every age to finding reviews of hot new games. Then, Sarah Hunter turns the tables and interviews Susan about what she’s been reading—and chats about books her daughter […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Duchess Harris
By November 9, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

The Shelf Care Interview: Duchess Harris

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Gale. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to to Duchess Harris, author of Being LGBTQ in America: LGBTQ Social Movements in America. Dr. Harris is a professor […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Macmillan Library Marketing Team
By September 21, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

The Shelf Care Interview: Macmillan Library Marketing Team

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Macmillan Library Marketing, the four-person team of book concierges, genre whisperers, and hand-selling professionals who are here for you. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to the […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #10: Pandemic-Induced Programming Pivot

Shelf Care, Episode #10: Pandemic-Induced Programming Pivot

Kansas City Public Library’s Kaite Stover and Crystal Faris talk to Susan Maguire about how they moved author events and youth programming online, how screen fatigue and the digital divide affected them, and what lessons they’re taking with them for post-COVID programs. Then audio editor Heather Booth talks to the Best Patrons Ever, aka her […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #9: Comics and Book Groups and Libraries, Oh My!

Shelf Care, Episode #9: Comics and Book Groups and Libraries, Oh My!

Durham County Library’s Patrick Holt talks about how he helps book groups find and discuss great graphic novels, audio editor Heather Booth shares her top five tips for bringing audio to your book group, and Books for Youth’s Ronny Khuri talks about the underrated art of the picture book and gives a few suggestions. Wow! […]

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