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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!

Melinda Helfer

Melinda Helfer

Manager Education Collection Development

Loves to read: Literary fiction, young adult fiction, historical and contemporary romance, and J/YA expository nonfiction. I reread Pride and Prejudice at least once a year.

Melinda’s Picks
Sheila Henline

Sheila Henline

Content Specialist II

Loves to read: Children’s Picture Books, Historical Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Spy Novels, Hallmark-esque Romance and any book recommended by a trusted friend.

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 I

Loves to read: Project Lit titles, Contemporary Fiction and Romance (Adult and YA), and is obsessed with audiobook memoirs read by the author.

Sarah’s Picks
Susan London

Susan London

Content Specialist I

Loves to read: Mysteries, horror, thrillers, humor & satire, I love memoirs & non-fiction on audiobook, and I’ll stop all other activities to read a new Grady Hendrix or Stephen King.

Susan’s Picks
Morgan McCullough

Morgan McCullough

Content Specialist

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
Erin Emser

Erin Emser

Content Specialist

Loves to read: Young adult realistic fiction, graphic novels, #OwnVoices, and the occasional cute romance.

Erin’s Picks
Beth Saxton

Beth Saxton

Content Specialist

Loves to Read: Realistic fiction and mysteries for kids and teens, romance, debut authors and anything crafty.

Beth’s Picks
Barbara Bailey

Barbara Bailey

Content Specialist

Loves to Read: Young adult and new adult fiction (especially romance!), contemporary romance, picture books, middle grade fiction, and graphic novels for all ages.

Barbara’s Picks
Jodi Solomon

Jodi Solomon

Content Specialist

Loves to Read: Inclusive YA realistic fiction; anything by John or Hank Green, Jason Reynolds or Rainbow Rowell; YA or children’s books up for awards; and YA and Children’s Judaica.

Jodi’s Picks
Sara Douglas

Sara Douglas

Content Specialist

Loves to read: YA realistic fiction (the darker the better), sci-fi, dystopian, horror, and a healthy dose of romance. A real gem of a book is one that can make me laugh, cry, fall in love, and have nightmares!

Sara’s Picks