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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 library
  • 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
  • Select content for our eHighlights catalog, your first alert for the best pre-order titles
  • Chat about books on the Professional Book Nerds Podcast… and more!

Contact libraryteam@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.

Tish Lowrey

Manager, Public Library Collection Development

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

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

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

Content Specialist I

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

Emma’s Picks

Jack Phoenix

Content Specialist

Loves to read: Comics, horror, literary fiction, quirky nonfiction, Victorian literature, and movie novelizations.

Jack’s Picks

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

Rachel Kray

Content Specialist II

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

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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