Collection Development

Our Librarians create recommended lists and catalogs with the best hand-picked titles, and highlight the latest sales and promotions!


Melinda Helfer

Melinda Helfer

Manager, Education Collection Development

Loves to read: Literary fiction, young adult, middle grade, historical romance, thrillers, narrative nonfiction, epic fantasy and sometimes mystery.

Melinda’s Picks
Liz Tousey

Liz Tousey

Manager, International Collection Development

Loves to read: J/YA, literary fiction, pop nonfiction, fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, romance… I’ll pretty much read anything with a good review from a trusted source.

Liz’s Picks
Sheila Henline

Sheila Henline

Content Specialist I

Loves to read: Children’s, fairy and folk tales, young adult, dystopian, historical fiction, cozy mysteries, romance, biographies, gardening, cookbooks, and Harry Potter.

Sheila’s Picks
Rebecca Dluback

Rebecca Dluback

Content Specialist

Loves to read: All fantasy, adult historical fiction, dystopian, humor, literary fiction, a tiny bit of sci-fi, and anything by Stephen King.

Rebecca’s Picks
Sarah Wilsman

Sarah Wilsman

Content Specialist

Loves to read: Realistic Fiction (adult and youth), Printz and Newbery contenders, mysteries, listens to memoirs and nonfiction on audio and will immediately read anything by Jason Reynolds.

Sarah’s Picks
Susan London

Susan London

Content Specialist

Loves to read: Mysteries, thrillers & suspense, humor & satire, how-to crafting books, and anything by Liane Moriarty, Stephen King and Carl Hiaasen.

Susan’s Picks
Natalie Mainland

Natalie Mainland

Content Specialist, International

Loves to read: Fantasy, science fiction, and YA, with a little nonfiction on the side.

Natalie’s Picks