iCurate® Complimentary: ipage® Lists to Save You Time

iCurate® Complimentary: ipage® Lists to Save You Time

Explore iCurate® Complimentary, Ingram's suite of complimentary collection development services.

Oct 4, 2021
Link&Learn 2021: An Educational Experience for Librarians by Librarians

Link&Learn 2021: An Educational Experience for Librarians by Librarians

Did you miss our inaugural Link&Learn event? No need for FOMO! Link&Learn is now available...

Jul 30, 2021
Our Favorite YA Covers of the Year (So Far)

Our Favorite YA Covers of the Year (So Far)

We’ve all been told at some point in our lives not to judge a book by its cover. And we’ve all done it anyway. I think that’s okay, though. Book covers are...

Jun 24, 2021
Back To School

Back To School

The return to school has always been a source of anxiety for most students, and, after the pandemic, this year’s return promises to literally feel like a...

Jun 24, 2021
Spring Cleaning and the Stacks: A Weeding Refresher

Spring Cleaning and the Stacks: A Weeding Refresher

For most people, springtime marks the end of a long, dark, sometimes brutally cold winter. It represents freshness, renewal, change. The pursuit of these...

Jun 1, 2021
‘70s and ‘80s Nostalgia

‘70s and ‘80s Nostalgia

The Collection Development department at Ingram sees thousands of titles a year from publishers and tracks dozens of trends in fiction and nonfiction, but...

Jun 1, 2021
The Future of Political Books

The Future of Political Books

When I pitched this article topic in late 2020, I was hoping for an end to the avalanche of political titles of the last few years. As one of Collection...

Jun 1, 2021
Diversity Audits Made Easy: iCurate inClusive Beta Testers Tell All

Diversity Audits Made Easy: iCurate inClusive Beta Testers Tell All

Ingram Library Services is excited about the launch of iCurate inClusive, our new service that helps libraries do a diversity audit effectively and...

May 27, 2021
Merfolk Musings

Merfolk Musings

With the approaching summer season, my mind goes to warm sand and ocean waves. Memories of the sounds, colors, and scents found on the Atlantic coast during...

Apr 27, 2021
End-of-Year Spending Toward the End of the Tunnel

End-of-Year Spending Toward the End of the Tunnel

“I’m a combination of ecstatic and nauseated,” said one of my friends about her bookstore business, getting vaccinated, and thinking about reopening to the...

Apr 21, 2021
Finally! Body Positive YA Fiction

Finally! Body Positive YA Fiction

One of the most rewarding aspects of my work in Collection Development at Ingram is meeting with publishers to get early, in-depth looks at what’s happening...

Mar 17, 2021
Whether or Not You like the Weather

Whether or Not You like the Weather

Did you know that the average global temperature has gone up 1.7°F since 1880? Or that a 2003 heatwave turned grapes to raisins before they could be picked...

Mar 17, 2021
New Fashion Marches On

New Fashion Marches On

Though I’m admittedly a bit of a clothes horse, I’m not one to follow the fashion industry. Nor have I ever enjoyed shopping for clothes. Loathe it, in fact...

Feb 24, 2021
Shining a Light on Rural Noir Fiction

Shining a Light on Rural Noir Fiction

All collection development librarians know that looking for publishing trends is a major part of the job, but I think most of us are also fascinated by the...

Feb 24, 2021
iCurate inClusive: Diversity Audits Made Easy NEW and COMING SOON!

iCurate inClusive: Diversity Audits Made Easy NEW and COMING SOON!

Books offer children and adults mirrors to see themselves in what they read, and windows to see others in what they read. Many of us became librarians because..

Jan 29, 2021
Ready for Romance

Ready for Romance

I can admit that I don’t always like “chick flicks.” I’ve talked about this with female friends, family, and coworkers, most of whom share my sentiments...

Jan 29, 2021
Embracing the Librarian Stereotype – We’re Celebrating National Hot Tea Month

Embracing the Librarian Stereotype – We’re Celebrating National Hot Tea Month

Other than perhaps a cardigan, a cup of hot tea is one of the most essential pieces of a librarian’s ensemble. And as we are strapping in for chilly weather...

Jan 1, 2021
Travel in the Time of Corona

Travel in the Time of Corona

It is no secret that the spread of covid-19 around the world has affected the publishing industry in a myriad of ways. But no industry has been affected more...

Jan 1, 2021
Diverse Retellings of the Literary Canon

Diverse Retellings of the Literary Canon

Readers, librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country are taking a hard look right now at their personal reading habits and business practices...

Oct 1, 2020
Closed to the Public? Here are Some Ideas for Library Staff Both in Buildings and at Home

Closed to the Public? Here are Some Ideas for Library Staff Both in Buildings and at Home

When I worked for a public library system in Pennsylvania, we occasionally joked about how great it would be to work in a library without any patrons to...

Mar 30, 2020
Discover Monthly Forthcoming Titles That Mind Gaps & Manage Duplicates

Discover Monthly Forthcoming Titles That Mind Gaps & Manage Duplicates

Are you trying to do more with less to please your patrons? Do you wish you had more time to focus on selecting local titles, special collections, or creating..

Jan 6, 2020

Discover the Tools You Need for #TheLibraryLife You Lead

There are several things library school doesn’t teach you. We’re dedicated to serving the library community not only through Ingram Library Services, but also with access to free resources and education for librarians.

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