Anna Gooding-Call

Anna Gooding-Call is a librarian and writer originally from rural central New York. She got her BA in the city that inspired "The Twilight Zone" and confirms that the hitchhikers really are weird there. Today, she lives in Massachusetts with her wife and two cats.

Public Library Collection Development Secrets, Revealed

Behold: The mystery of public library collection development, finally revealed in all of its grandeur and majesty. Leave your classics at home.

10 Breezy Books for Your Bike Tour

If you're looking for books for your bike tour, then look no further! These ten books about bikes will literary up your cycling adventure.

Should You Stay Up Late to Finish Your Book? The Pros And Cons

Shold you stay up late to finish a book? Maybe yes, maybe no, maybe it depends on your particular literary circumstances.

Open-Access Textbooks Are A(n Awesome) Thing

Open-access textbooks are the future. Time to get on board with this list of excellent free textbook resources for professors, students, and autodidacts!

10 Inspiring Children’s Books About the Environment

There are lots of children's books about the environment out there. Here are ten of the best for kicking off a conversation with your kids.

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Essays (With Essay Examples!)

What's an essay, anyway? What are its different forms? If you're lost, check out our handy guide, complete with essay examples!

The History and Debunking of Librarian Stereotypes

Angry? Repressed? Unfashionable? Timid? Librarian stereotypes have got to go. Before we banish them for good, let's look at their origins and debunk!

Buy Used Books. Here’s Why.

Find under-the-radar reads, discover the thrill of the hunt, and be eco-friendly. Here's why one reader thinks you should buy used books.

How Libraries Help People In Cold Weather

When libraries help people in cold weather, they become a critical service for teens, the elderly, and unsheltered people.

13 Must-Hear Librarian Podcasts

You haven't lived #librarylife to the max until you've marathoned these librarian podcasts. Tune in for interviews, advice, and even some laughs.

How Libraries Are Dealing With Bedbugs

Bedbugs in public libraries are becoming routine. Luckily, there are a few things that librarians can do to stop them...starting with preparation.

How to Become a Librarian

If you want to know how to become a librarian, then you're in the right place. I've been a librarian for 10 years. Here's what I know.

Great Noir By Women

Love noir, but want to read more female authors? We feel ya! Check out our list of great noir by women to get your hardbitten mystery on.

9 Books That You Didn’t Know Started as NaNoWriMos

You probably know of a few books that started as NaNoWriMos, but you might not know these titles that were low key NaNoWriMo projects.

What To Do About Book Person Spam

Book related spam is a real thing. If you want to tame your inbox, you must first understand why it's chock-full - and what's worth keeping.