Collection Development

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


Meghan Volchko

Meghan Volchko

Manager, Public Library Collection Development

Loves to read: Literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, Regency romance, thrillers, true crime, memoirs, YA fantasy, a bit of horror, and rereading favorite books that have become friends.

Meghan’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
Tish Lowrey

Tish Lowrey

Digital Collection Advisor

Loves to read: Mysteries, cookbooks, travel, Rock & Roll—histories, biographies & autobiographies, and history.

Cindy Orr

Cindy Orr

Digital Collection Advisor

Loves to read: Mysteries, science fiction, historical fiction, and sometimes romance and fantasy. In nonfiction, history, books about books and reading, and she’ll read just about anything that has great reviews.

Cindy’s Picks
Emma Dwyer

Emma Dwyer

Content Specialist II

Loves to read: Literary fiction, thrillers, mystery, young adult, biography, memoir and smart romance.

Emma’s Picks
Kristin Milks

Kristin Milks

Content Specialist I

Loves to read: Fiction, graphic novels, feminist literature, cozy mysteries, children’s book with magical elements, fairy tale-esque anything, narrative nonfiction, young adult literature (with the angst on the side please).

Kristin’s Picks
Maria Fesz

Maria Fesz

Content Specialist I

Loves to read: A little bit of everything…True crime, graphic novels, thrillers, narrative nonfiction, contemporary fiction, and YA fantasy/sci-fi. Always game for any dystopian novels!

Maria’s Picks
Rachel Kray

Rachel Kray

Content Specialist II, International

Loves to read: Literary fiction, true crime, anything rock ‘n’ roll, psychological thrillers, bildungsroman, sci-fi and the occasional cozy cat mystery.

Rachel’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
Jane Whitehurst

Jane Whitehurst

Content Specialist

Loves to read: Young adult, literary fiction, humor, memoir, narrative nonfiction, and anything else that catches my eye.

Jane’s Picks