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The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries
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Platinum Sponsors
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the premier for-fee online research service. EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 450,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc.

Every User, every device, everywhere! As the leading eBook distributor for libraries, OverDrive® enables you to offer bestselling eBooks, audiobooks, music and video online 24/7 from your library or school’s website. More than 22,000 libraries and schools worldwide rely on OverDrive for the best selection, best service and best user experience. With more than 1,000,000 premium titles available from 2,000 publishers, and compatibility with your patrons’ and students’ favorite computers and devices, including iPad®, Android®, NOOK® and Kindle®, OverDrive empowers your digital success.
Gold Sponsors
Baker and TaylorBaker & Taylor Inc. is the world’s largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide.

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

Gale Cengage LearningGale, part of Cengage Learning, is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for accurate and authoritative reference content as well as intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, Gale publishes learning resources in a variety of formats including web portals, digital archives, print and eBooks.
Library IdeasLibrary Ideas, LLC, a global media company focused on libraries. Our signature products include: Freading eBooks, an easy to use eBook service, Freegal Music streaming 7.5 millions tracks from Sony Music and nearly 30,000 independent labels, and Rocket Languages providing interactive learning for different 12 languages.
RB DigitalRBdigital from Recorded Books provides electronic resources for today’s modern library. Our databases meet your patrons’ needs and simplify your life. A wide range of services are available including  products in  publishing, career development, fitness & health, entertainment, educational resources, news & reference, language resources and for youth & teens.
DemcoFrom everyday supplies to library spaces to programming and technology, our unique family of brands provides the solutions you need to create innovative environments! Demco is your resource for library furniture, equipment, supplies and solutions. Upstart and Edupress include Reading Enrichment products like our Very Ready Reading Program and award-winning Froggy Phonics game, as well as, reading incentives and teaching resources to help promote a love of books and the library. Evanced enhances library services with software for event planning, room reservations and summer reading programs. Demco Interiors creates beautiful, fully functional spaces, helping with a range of services and unique products.

Hooplahoopla digital partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to videos, music, and audiobooks.

Instantly expand your content offering with thousands of titles— always available for library card holders.

No setup fees. No maintenance fees. No annual fees. You only pay for what your patrons borrow.

LyrasisLYRASIS partners with member libraries and cultural heritage organizations to create, access and manage information with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power.
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McGraw HillMcGraw-Hill Education publishes highly valued content in the areas of business and leadership; science reference, engineering, technology; computer training and network security, and test preparation. Our publications provide essential content to an array of outstanding and award-winning digital products, including The McGraw-Hill Education eBook Library, AccessScience, and AccessEngineering.


ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company plays an essential role for libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the management and delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

A fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, Serials Solutions® businesses, and research tools such as the RefWorks®, Pivot™ and Summon® services.

Rosen DigitalAward-winning K-12 nonfiction educational publisher offers eBooks, Interactive eBooks, apps, games, and online databases. iPad and smartphone compatible resources support Common Core learning standards as well as 1:1 laptop initiatives, blended and personalized learning, digital literacy and digital citizenship, financial literacy, STEM, reading and language arts, and bullying prevention. Groundbreaking new Interactive eBooks with digital content creation tools provide a safe digital environment to explore and create. Learn more about how we help students be college-prepared and career ready at
RowmanThe company publishes in all fields in the humanities and social sciences, and enjoys co-publishing partnerships with some of the most influential organizations in the DC area, including the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, American Council on Education, the Heritage Foundation, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. While maintaining a strong reputation for reference and professional works, our general interest and trade lists are growing. We annually publish over 1,500 books and 13 journals.
ScholasticScholastic Library Publishing is the leading publisher of children’s nonfiction digital content including TrueFlix™ and FreedomFlix – two innovative e-book resources. TrueFlix is the best digital science and social studies resource for students in grades 3-6. FreedomFlix is the definitive U.S. history digital resource for students in grades 4 and up by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history – a revolutionary resource for learning history through language arts!
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