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Ordering Options with Ingram Library Services

By Lory Koch, Manager ILS Systems, Ingram Library Services

Librarians wear a hundred hats, and Ingram Library Services is here to help lighten the load. Ordering items for a collection is a vital part of a library’s workflow, and Ingram offers a large range of ordering options and EDI interfaces with 3rd party ILS System Vendors. Ingram can take orders via traditional methods, but more and more, libraries are moving to EDI ordering.  


Revisiting The Garden of Good and Evil

By Philip Wallace, Marketing Systems & Content Analyst

A couple of recent events prompted me to revisit my favorite book, John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story. First, a sad development, celebrated Savannah drag performer Lady Chablis passed away at the age of 59. Chablis figured prominently in Berendt’s 1994 nonfiction bestseller and went on to play herself in Clint Eastwood’s 1997 film adaptation. Secondly, a much more upbeat trigger, a colleague at work was preparing to visit Savannah for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance trade show and wanted my advice on what to explore if she happened to have some free time. 


Inside The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story is the first book from HGTV's Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.   


Sneak Peek: Shaken by Tim Tebow

Former NFL player, Tim Tebow’s Shaken tells the story of what life looks like when your dreams don’t go as planned. In this exclusive excerpt, he illustrates the highs and lows of what it feels like to make the cut. It’s exciting, personal, and soul-shattering. 


E-Commerce Can Blend with Indies

Some independent bookstores are taking to heart the old adage, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” It may seem counter-intuitive, but technology and online sales - once seen as the death knell for independent bookstores - are actually proving to be a boon to the indies.  


Bookshop Day UK

The UK loves its independent book sellers, and in 2016, the Booksellers Association has developed a new way to support and celebrate this unique community treasure. This year, Saturday, October 8 marks the first annual Bookshop Day in the UK and Ireland. 


Spark-ing Conversations at Nashville Public Library

By: Emily Waltenbaugh, Public Information Officer, Nashville Public Library & Ryan Darrow, Special Collections Librarian, Nashville Public Library

The Special Collections division at Nashville Public Library (NPL) tells the story of Nashville. The mission of NPL Special Collections is to explore Nashville’s past, inspire conversation, and anticipate stories to come. A large part of that mission is the collection and preservation of oral histories, as with NPL’s Veterans History Project (VHP). NPL hired an author to transcribe and compile many of these histories collected from World War II veterans in 2003, to put them into context and to provide perspective. NPL Special Collections wanted a bound version of this inspiring collection, and IngramSpark provided the ideal platform. NPL Special Collections librarian Ryan Darrow discussed the experience with Ingram and the various ways NPL supports its writing community.  


Book Trailer: What Makes Us Unique

When it comes to explaining physical, cultural and religious differences to children, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What Makes Us Unique? provides an accessible introduction to the concept of diversity, teaching children how to respect and celebrate people’s differences and that ultimately, we are all much more alike than we are different. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion. 


Libraries and the Places We Call Home

Joyce Skokut, Director, Collection Development, Ingram Library Services

Life sure can take some interesting turns. A casual mention by a proud mom spurred a whole series of events, including the writing of this article. I am responsible for Collection Development, aka Content Curation, at Ingram Library Services. Last week one of my team members (and proud mom), Rita Allison, happened to mention to me that her son, Brian Allison, has his second book coming out this fall, Murder & Mayhem in Nashville. That casual mention came on the heels of a few related events.  


Banned Books Week 2016

This will be a banner year for booksellers who place an early order through the Ingram Content Group’s Banned Books Week promotion, which began August 31.