Author Spotlight: Reshma Saujani

Reshma SaujaniFive years ago, Reshma Saujani created the nonprofit group Girls Who Code to increase the number of women in computer science. The group impacted tens of thousands of girls, yet Saujani still heard from families longing for coding programs, so she wrote a book to expand the group’s reach. Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World (Viking Children’s Books, August 2017) breaks down complicated coding concepts into real-life examples and serves as an invitation for girls everywhere to learn to code and change the world. Read on for our exclusive interview with Saujani…

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Making the Most of B&T’s Marketing Resources

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a librarian take a break. I walk into the library and hear the faint clacking of keyboards, librarians browsing lists of new releases for hours. Around the corner, in the young adult section, another librarian is rattling off a dozen recommendations to a teenage patron. Down the next aisle, I see another librarian filing, looking at every label and gently sliding book after book onto the shelf, spine facing out.

At Baker & Taylor, we know how hard librarians work. As a frequent librarian patron, I see your hard work day after day. As a marketing specialist here at B&T, I give librarians major props and want to help lighten your load. And our marketing resources do just that. —Emma Way, eMarketing Specialist
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Five Things You Need to Know About CLS

Customized Library Services (CLS) from Baker & Taylor does just that—offers comprehensive and customized technical service solutions for libraries across the country and around the globe. Budget opportunities? Resources shifting? Staffing challenges? CLS has you covered.

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The quality of our people and our work, and the customization of our solutions are unparalleled. Our more than 400 experienced library professionals and our vast resources—from nationwide warehousing and distribution, to our system and shelf-ready materials workflow, to sophisticated technologies—provide the efficiencies and expertise you need to exceed your customers’ expectations.

Get to know CLS team and the services it offers, and learn more about what they can do for your library in this post!

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What We’re Reading

When we’re not reading emails, we love to read books at Baker & Taylor. From Advanced Reader Copies to our favorite classics, nothing beats a good book. Here are our current picks…

Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.| Rob Delaney

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It’s a memoir about Rob Delaney, a comedian. He’s currently starring in a show with Sharon Horgan called Catastrophe. In the book he tells a bunch of personal, deep and hilarious stories that have happened throughout his life. From spending time in a halfway house to having Hepatitis A to being a father. — Rachel Rupert, Junior Designer

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Title Source 360: Learn how to better manage your carts!

Title Source 360 is one of the most comprehensive and innovative ordering systems of its kind. That’s great, but with so many functions, there’s also a lot to learn. We’re here to help. Here are some new tips and tricks for managing your Title Source 360 cart:

Set the Quantity for One or More Carts

You can easily set the quantity for one or more carts on the Manage Carts page.

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First, select the checkbox next to the associated cart(s). Then select Set Quantities from the Selected Cart Actions drop-down menu and enter the number you wish to assign to all items in the associated cart(s) in the Set all Quantities to field. Note that this change will only apply to non-gridded items, and shared carts will be skipped entirely. Click Set Quantities to confirm your changes.

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Meet Relationship Manager Lead, Mary Elliott

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Axis 360, our ebook and audiobook mobile platform, has grown tremendously over the past few years, largely in part to our dedicated team of Relationship Managers, or RMs for short. Mary Elliott recently took on a leadership role within the team as RM Team Lead. Learn a little bit more about what Mary does behind the scenes and outside of work with this Q+A with her…

 

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Author Spotlight: Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin’s newest novel is about a congressional intern seeking a fresh start after having an affair with her politician boss. Told through the perspective of multiple characters, Young Jane Young (Algonquin Books (Workman), August, 2017) explores the difficulty of starting over in the digital age and highlights the double standards for women, especially in politics. Baker & Taylor spoke with Zevin.

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