Website and Catalog Tip of the Week – Follow Me!

The catalog has this nifty feature that allows you to follow people. Why would you follow someone? Maybe it's your favorite librarian who creates amazing recommended reading lists. Or it could be your best friend or sister who shares the same taste in books, movies or music as you.

If you don't already have someone in mind that you want to follow, you can search for users by browsing our website in different ways. Look for a staff list that you like by clicking on one of the pages under the "Browse" menu.

This is a carousel with staff lists on the teen page.
A carousel containing staff lists on the teen page.

You can also search your favorite book or movie and find users by reading the comments or looking at lists people have created that contain that item.

Comments and lists on It by Stephen King
Comments and lists on It by Stephen King

If you already know the username of the person you want to follow*, click on the magnifying glass in the search bar. In the third drop down menu, select "User," then type in the username of the person you'd like to follow.

Search for AL staff Melissa
Search for AL staff Melissa

To follow someone, just click on their username to go to their profile page. There you will see all of their public activity, like lists they've created and items they've added to their completed shelf. On the top right corner of this page, under the search menu, you will see "follow." Click that and you are now following them, and their activity will show up in your newsfeed. If you change your mind, follow the same process to unfollow them.

Melissa's profile page
Melissa's profile page.

Follow Us!!

Not sure who to follow first? Here are some Arapahoe Libraries staff you might definitely be interested in:

Tiegan: She reads a lot of teen fiction and adult fantasy. She also watches a ton of TV shows and movies, mostly shows that have "fandoms" and loves to talk about them, so if you want to check it out and strike up a conversation on something you see that you've enjoyed, she's all for it!

Alyx: Her comments are sassy and list titles are funny; she likes picture books and junior fiction.

Bridget: Her lists are always hilarious and very well-written. If you have questions about YA books or action movies, she can totally help with that.

Kati: Follow her if you need some romance recommendations, and really any recommendations.

Catherine: Catherine always manages to read fifty times more books than everyone else combined. If you have questions about what teen books to read or creating cosplay, she can help with that!

Kelsey: She reads a lot of teen fiction and is pretty active - people tend to add quite a few books she's read to their "for later" shelf.

Cody and Joshua: Follow them if you love graphic novels.

Erika:  If you want graphic novels, YA, #WNDB (We Need Diverse Books), LGBTQIA, and books that make you think, follow her.

Susan: From tots to teens to teachers - Susan does it all!

Sherri: Kelsey is a big fan of her choices--especially her YA. She currently has 3 items checked out that she's suggested! 

*Pro-tip: You can find Arapahoe Libraries staff by searching AL_firstname (or sometimes AL_firstnamelastinitial). For example, AL_SUSAN.

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