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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
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  • 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 educationteam@overdrive.com to get in touch with your region’s OverDrive Librarian and learn about how we can help you optimize your library’s collection.

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

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

Bethany Porter

Content Specialist

Loves to read: Children’s, YA, graphic novels, short stories, essay collections, science fiction and fantasy, family dramas, audiobooks, books in verse, and anything written by Neil Gaiman.

Bethany’s Picks

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.

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.

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

Annie Suhy

Content Specialist I, International

Loves to read: Biographies and memoirs, poetry, self-improvement, nonfiction of all kinds, and cookbooks (mostly for the pictures).

Annie’s Picks

Elissa Miller

Content Specialist I, International

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