Ingram Blog

End-of-Year Library Spending in Dystopian Times

By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development, Ingram Library Services
“You’ll never spend the whole budget, so you don’t really need to track it,” said my library coworker when I started purchasing the Adult Nonfiction section. 


The Author (Adult) Standing Order Program: What is it? Who’s in it? How can it save you time?

Rachel Montgomery, MLS, Collection Development Librarian and Kim Collins, Collection Development Administrator 


What a Ride, that Summer Slide

Written by Gina Molter
Believe it or not, the hazy, lazy, crazy days of summer will soon be here and the dread of teachers everywhere will be magnified by our current pandemic crisis- the summer slide. It has been well established that children lose some of the precious knowledge gained during the school year over summer break, so that when they start back in the fall, a lot of time must be spent trying to recoup what was lost before teachers can move on to new territory. This year promises to be even worse as schools across the nation have closed months earlier than anticipated to protect students from the spread of Covid-19. 


3 Ways to Save Money on Library Cataloging and Processing

Tricia Racke Bengel, MLS, Sales & Services Manager, Ingram Library Services
Between collection development and checking a book out, a lot happens.  And, just like everything else, someone has to decide how those things happen in your library.  Perhaps the decision was made over 20 years ago, and no one remembers why. 


How to Boost Your Online Title Sales Today with High Performing Book Descriptions (2020)

The Art and Science of Book Descriptions that Sell 


Gender Nonconformity in Picture Books

By Wendy Rancier, MLS, Children's Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services