Collection Development: K-12 Schools
Our Librarians create recommended lists and catalogs with the best hand-picked titles, and highlight the latest sales and promotions!
OverDrive’s Collection Development Librarians—at your service!
We’re a team of trained librarians and book lovers, ready to help you select, manage, and curate content in your library’s digital collection.
What We Do:
- Create suggested carts customized for your school
- Help you manage expiring content
- Curate personalized collections for your library’s homepage
- Compile Recommended Lists based on trending topics, starred reviews, themes and holidays, and more—perfect for curating!
- Contribute our collection expertise to the OverDrive Blog
- Chat about books on the Professional Book Nerds Podcast… and more!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with your region’s OverDrive Librarian and learn about how we can help you optimize your library’s collection.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Loves to read: Young Adult Romances and Realistic Fiction with the occasional Narrative Nonfiction. I’ll also drop everything to read anything new by John Green or Jodi Picoult.Erin’s Picks
Content Specialist, International
Loves to read: Historical fiction, time travel fiction, children’s and young adult, cozy mysteries, and memoirs on audiobook.Hannah’s Picks
Loves to read: Afrofuturist fiction, literary genre fiction and historical romance. Well acted audiobooks will get me shouting praise from the rooftops.Morgan’s Picks