Collection Development: K-12 Schools
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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 email@example.com 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 fiction, historical and contemporary romance, and J/YA expository nonfiction. I reread Pride and Prejudice at least once a year.Melinda’s Picks
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
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
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
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
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
Loves to read: Young adult realistic fiction, graphic novels, #OwnVoices, and the occasional cute romance.Erin’s Picks
Loves to Read: Realistic fiction and mysteries for kids and teens, romance, debut authors and anything crafty.Beth’s Picks
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
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
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