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Censorship is a Dead End, Find Your Freedom to Read: Banned Books Week 2020

Navigating the nuanced issues of today’s world can seem a bit like walking through a maze. Reading and seeking new information provides a pathway to understanding, but censorship offers a dead end. This is the message that independent booksellers will be sharing during Banned Books Week, September 27th – October 3rd, as they join librarians, educators, journalists, and others in the fight against censorship and in celebrating the freedom to read. 


19th Amendment Stories: Books Highlighting Equal Rights for All

Ann Cox, MLS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services 


Addressing Income Inequality in Children’s Literature

Wendy Rancier, MLS, Collection Development Librarian 


Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day!

When you shop at an independent bookstore, you open the door to a personal experience that supports your community and gives you access to great reads. And you become part of the life cycle of a book, taking part in its journey as it shapes your own. 


The Author (Adult) Standing Order Program FAQs

Rachel Montgomery, MLS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services 


Let's Talk Gender and Language

Becky Walton, MLS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services 


What to Expect with Audiobooks: Part 2

Written by: Robin Erwin, Ingram's Digital Retail Sales Manager
FOMO is real, y'all. Fear of missing out on the boom of audiobooks, fear of missing out on a new audience, fear of missing out on sales. Anytime FOMO appears the best advice is to stop and ask yourself, are you really missing out? The audiobook boom is real. New reporting by the Audio Publishing Association and Edison Research shows the upward trend continues. Yet, the question remains: Does every book need to be audio? Or can every book be audio? 


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

By Gina Molter , MLS, Collection Development Librarian