Check Your Shelf

Unstaffed Libraries Are a Bad Idea, and a Librarian Dethrones the Jeopardy Champion!

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).

“Check Your Shelf” is sponsored by All the Books, our weekly podcast about new book releases!

Libraries & Librarians

News Updates

Cool Library Updates

Book Adaptations in the News

Collection Development Corner

New & Upcoming Titles

What Your Patrons Are Hearing About

RA & Genre Resources

Books and Authors in the News

Numbers & Trends

Award News

All Things Comics


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists



Bookish Curiosities & Miscellaneous

Level Up (LibraryReads)

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 Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter. Currently reading Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married – Abby Ellin.