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COVID-19 and The Publishing Industry, Part 1: A Year in Review, Consumer Trends & Behaviors

How the pandemic changed the way books are discovered and purchased. 

Finally! Body Positive YA Fiction

By Wendy Rancier, MLS 

Staff Spotlight: Wendy Rancier

“I could not work as effectively as part of the Collection Development team if it weren’t for the many years I worked as a public librarian,” says Wendy, simply. With her extensive experience, Wendy knows what librarians and patrons need, like potty-training books and titles from 100 Books to Read lists parents look for, or books on leaves, pumpkins and apples that teachers want every fall. 

Whether or Not You like the Weather

Gina Molter, MLS, Collection Development Librarian 

How to Grow Your Online Book Sales Through Improved Amazon SEO and Keyword Advertising


March Buzz Pick: Dusk, Night, Dawn by Anne Lamott

We’re still swimming in #booklove from our conversation with Angie Thomas, author of the February Buzz Pick Concrete Rose. A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the event and helped make the Buzz Pick of the Month kickoff magical! 

Shining a Light on Rural Noir Fiction

By Ann Cox, MLS, Collection Development Librarian 

New Fashion Marches On

By Kathryn Shaw, Manager, Collection Development Programs 

Staff Spotlight – Beth Reinker

Beth first worked in a library on a part-time basis while an undergraduate, and she says that it “just kind of stuck.” After earning her MSLS, she worked at a small library system in North Carolina where she had the opportunity to do everything from reference service to troubleshooting the public computers to writing newsletter content and press releases. Beth then moved to a large library system in Maryland, where she was a selector for 10 years. Beth loved that job because it allowed her to learn and try new things. In addition to ordering for the library’s branches, Beth selected for several Opening Day Collections (ODCs) of various sizes, and learned a lot about collection analysis and how to use data to make positive impacts on a collection. 

6 Steps to Creating a High-Performing Facebook Ad