LibraryReads, which offers a monthly list of ten current titles recommended by library staff nationwide as their favorites, has joined with NetGalley to make nominating titles even easier. Previously, library staff who participated voted solely through Edelweiss. Now staffers who use NetGalley, a major software and services company that delivers secure digital galleys to professional readers, can nominate titles for LibraryReads through their NetGalley account. Says Miriam Tuliao, assistant director, selection, BookOps, and a member of the LibraryReads Steering Committee, “We’re delighted to expand our nomination process to include NetGalley, so that librarians have additional opportunities to discover and nominate new books.”
The larger NetGalley community of reviewers, bloggers, media, booksellers, and librarians numbers 201,000, with librarians making up 21,000 of that count. NetGalley president Susan Ruszala recognizes the importance of both libraries and LibraryReads by observing, “Librarians have always been keen supporters of NetGalley, and we admire their role as enthusiastic, influential, and interesting book recommenders. We’re pleased to support the LibraryReads initiative, which has been instrumental in raising the profile of public libraries throughout the [United States].” Like all NetGalley users, librarians can register for free at www.netgalley.com to request titles or be invited to view titles directly by 350 publishers and hundreds of independent authors. Start nominating your favorites now!