Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Books Listed in LibraryThing

This week 121 NEW children’s books came down from processing! They are on display (except for those that have already been checked out) on the shelves behind the lower level reference desk and on top of the low bookshelves next to the lower level office.

We will be adding these books to the genre lists. Because this takes some time, though, I have listed them in a LibraryThing account first. You can see the books at

For each book, there is a picture of the cover, the title, author, date of publication, and tags (more on that in a minute). The LC classification (also known as the call number) can be viewed if you click on the "C" button next to "Styles" on the top of the page.

Under tags, I have listed the genre(s) and the book type (picture, chapter, etc.). I’ve also added some tags for ethnicity and for books that deal with other issues such as age, class, religion, gender, etc. The tag “text” means that the book is listed in your textbook.

You can click on a tag and it will pull up a list of all books with similar tags – if, for example, you are looking for realistic fiction, you will get a list of 41 new books.

Please keep in mind that I only have the brand NEW books listed in LibraryThing. Please let me know in the comments if you find this tool useful!

ETA: If, upon clicking the link above, you get a page (it will be this one) that asks you to sign in, just try the link above again later. The sign-in page will also have “LibraryThing is experiencing high visitor load. To see the site, you need to sign in or sign up. This is a temporary issue” in a gray box near the top.

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