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Staff Spotlight: Debbie Davenport

Like many librarians, Debbie is a little bit of a late bloomer. She came to librarianship after two previous careers in the medical, educational, and social services fields. After obtaining her Master’s in Library Science in North Carolina, her home state, Debbie began her career as a librarian at a middle school. 

Spring Cleaning and the Stacks: A Weeding Refresher

By Kathryn Shaw, Manager, Collection Development Programs 

‘70s and ‘80s Nostalgia

By Ann Cox MLS 

Diversity Audits Made Easy: iCurate inClusive Beta Testers Tell All

Beth Reinker, MSLS, Manager, Collection Development Curation 

Grow Your Audiobook Catalogue with DeepZen’s High-Quality AI Audiobook Production Service

Artificial Intelligence puts the smart into your smartphone, it helps choose what movies you see, and even who you date. It will soon be driving our cars, it already helps to perform complex medical diagnoses, and it makes most of the trades on Wall Street. And now, new AI voice technologies have the potential to transform the audiobook industry. 

NEW Vendor: Introducing Read Island

Ingram is excited to welcome Read Island as a new vendor! Inspired by books and nature, Read Island’s product line offers puzzles, socks, masks, and greeting cards that evoke the imagination and whimsy of childhood. 

9 Areas of Strength That Will Help You Drive Discovery and Sales Online


May Buzz Pick: Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe

We’re all abuzz for our May Buzz Pick of the Month: Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe! Stay with @IndieBookBuzz and Bookfinity all month long as we highlight this ferociously compelling portrait of one of the richest families in the world, told by the award-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing

Staff Spotlight: Mia Poole

Mia has always had a wide range of interests, and it was a winding road that brought her to Collection Development at Ingram. She studied dance from elementary school through her early twenties and participated one summer in an engineering technology program. She also had a civics teacher in high school whose lessons taught Mia the need for diversity of thought – and for an active commitment to that diversity -- in an examination of any subject. “What I learned then has stuck with me all these years, and I apply it to many scenarios,” she says. “Actions often say more than words.” 

Merfolk Musings

Debbie Davenport, MLS, Collection Development Librarian