Check Your Shelf

An Unlikely Poet Laureate, SDCC Updates, and Awesome RA Resources

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 Dynamite Entertainment.

MARCH, 1941: Seventeen-year-old James Bond is a restless student in Scotland, an orphan, eager to strike out and make his mark on the world. But a visit by an old family friend coincides with THE CLYDEBANK BLITZ, the most devastating German attack on Scotland during the War. James will fight through hell to survive, coming out the other side determined to make a difference. He’ll find his calling in a new British government service, secret in nature.

Libraries & Librarians

News Updates

Cool Library Updates

Worth Reading

Book Adaptations in the News

Collection Development Corner

Publishing News

New & Upcoming Titles

What Your Patrons Are Hearing About

RA/Genre Resources

Books & Authors in the News

  • A Texas high school banned the comic anthology Love is Love due to “extreme homosexuality.”
  • If you haven’t heard about the drama surrounding the New Hampshire poet laureate, the NH governor had a choice between an established literary writer, and a retired dentist who wrote poetry about sex with Condoleezza Rice. Guess who he picked?

Numbers & Trends

Award News

Pop Cultured

San Diego Comic Con

All Things Comics


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists



Bookish Curiosities

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, and I’ll see you next week!

–Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter. Currently reading The Need by Helen Phillips.