Check Your Shelf

World of Fantasy Day, YALSA Reading Lists, and Remembering Librarian Leroy Hommerding

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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Libraries and Librarians

Book Adaptations in the News

Books & Authors in the News

By the Numbers

Award News

Pop Cultured

All Things Comics


Upcoming Books in 2019

Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists

Bookish Curiosities & Miscellaneous

Level Up (Library Reads)

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 reading Force of Nature by Jane Harper.