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From authors to publishers, retailers to libraries, manufacturers to printers—if books are your passion, Ingram helps you keep the whole world reading.
Whether you are building a new collection or expanding an existing one, (y)our Ingram Library Services team will serve as a trusted guide throughout the process—from planning through delivery.
With expertise in collection development, cataloging, and logistics, we are READY to guide you through the journey, share best practices, and ensure that your project is executed on your timeline and within your budget.
By providing a project manager backed by a team of collection development librarians, experienced catalogers, and technical service specialists, (y)our team serves as additional staff to ensure your project goes smoothly from concept to reveal.
Expansions • Grants • Opening Day Collections • Renovations • Special Collections
Reliable Project Management
Rely on your assigned project manager to serve as an extension of your staff and provide experience to set expectations, define the scope, and manage the logistics to ensure project success.
Expertly Tailored Curation
(Y)our passionate team of degreed librarians will provide selection lists of the highest quality, working diligently to understand the unique needs of your library community.
Accurate Shelf Ready Materials
Professional Technical Service Specialists and MLS-degreed Catalogers will provide physical processing and custom cataloging to meet your library’s exact specifications.
Definite Professional Delivery
Ensure accurate arrival logistics with a defined delivery schedule that streamlines a receiving workflow conducive to shelving your new collection as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
Your Trusted Library Partner
Think of our staff as extensions of your local team, ready and willing to partner to make your project successful.
“The task of choosing books for every section of the library and getting them processed seemed overwhelming to me, but after reaching out to Ingram, the different teams helped me navigate through the process and made it all very simple.”
Cecilia Hibdon, Barnsdall Public Library
WE’RE READY | Annual ODCs At-a-Glance
Numbers based on data from 2020.
We understand that the collection is just one part of a building, renovation, or refresh project.
Partnering with (y)our Ingram READY team ensures no detail is missed—from budgeting to allocating shelf space and celebrating milestones—unlocking extensive resources and interactive aids to guide you every step of the way.
The selection and delivery of materials will be the best and most straightforward part of the process.
Meet (Y)Our READY Project Managers
Jessica Short, MLIS
ODC Project Manager
Client Integration Manager
Beth Reinker, MSLS
ODC Collection Development Manager
Manager, Collection Development Curation
Ingram’s Opening Day Collection Handbook
Placing your trust in Ingram Library Services for a special project ensures a partner that will strive to surpass your expectations and unlock valuable resources and decades of experience.
Our ODC Handbook can serve as a guide, a reporting tool for your administration and funding partners, and a reminder from (y)our READY team that you do not have to sweat the details alone.
Planning & Project Management
Budgeting & Space Allocation
Cataloging & Processing
Selection & Ordering
Account Management & Delivery