Check Your Shelf

Leigh Bardugo Adaptations, A Literary High School Hallway, and Lots of Must-Read Poetry

Welcome to Check Your Shelf! This is your guide to help librarians like you up your game when it comes to doing your job (& rocking it).

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Before diving in — Kelly Jensen is revisiting her piece on sexual harassment in libraries from Fall of 2017 and would love to hear from you on changes (or lack thereof!) in your libraries related to the growth of the #metoo conversation. Survey is here and it is completely anonymous

Libraries & Librarians

Book Adaptations in the News

Books in the News

By the Numbers

Award News

Pop Cultured

All Things Comics


  • You can now read book reviews from Publisher’s Weekly AND listen to a sample of the audiobook at the same time! PW is rolling out this feature starting with Penguin Random House audiobooks.

Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists

Bookish Curiosities & Miscellaneous



Do you take part in LibraryReads, the monthly list of best books selected by librarians only? We’ve made it easy for you to find eligible diverse titles to nominate. Kelly Jensen created a database of upcoming diverse books that anyone can edit, and Nora Rawlins of Early Word is doing the same, as well as including information about series, vendors, and publisher buzz.


Thanks for hanging out and I’ll see you again next week!

–Katie McLain, @kt_librarylady on Twitter. Currently (re)reading Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson.