Comprehensive Collection Development Tools

Build Your Best Collection with (Y)Our Reliable Resources

Every day, librarians are asked to do more with less—less time, less money, less staff. Save time with collection development resources and tools designed to build the ideal collection for your unique community.

Top-Shelf Selections. Real-Life Librarians.

(Y)Our MLS-Degreed

iCurate: Collection
Development Tools

Easy Ordering &
Account Management

“By partnering with Ingram, it felt like we had more staff.”

— Jennifer Ralston, Harford County Public Library


Meet (Y)Our Collection Development Team

Ingram's MLS-degreed librarians and program administrators work with you to find materials and develop programs for your collections. Utilizing their public library selector experience and tracking trends that affect reading behavior, they identify the titles you need for a well-balanced, relevant, high-circulating collection.

With a diverse set of library experience and backgrounds, (y)our librarians are hard at work behind-the-scenes:

  • meeting with publishers to learn about forthcoming titles and trends
  • analyzing national ordering patterns of libraries and retailers
  • creating lists to enhance your collections

Wow your patrons with help from your invisible team at Ingram.


(Y)Our Collection Development Librarians

A Year in the Life of (Y)Our MLS-Degreed Librarians

Numbers based on data from 2020.

“I am LOVING these [ipage®] lists! Not only are they helpful with regular collection development work, they're making it easy to put together mini collections for display. LOVE THEM!"

— Katie J., Adult Collection Development Coordinator

iCurate: Suite of Collection Development Tools

From complimentary lists to gap analysis and special project curation, Ingram’s suite of collection development tools, iCurate, gives you time-saving curation you need from experts you can trust.

Free Curated Lists: iCurate Complimentary

Discover hundreds of complimentary lists and commitment-free programs, hand-selected by (y)our team of MLS-degreed librarians.

Forthcoming Title Subscription: iCurate Coming Soon

Easily manage new, forthcoming, and trending titles with iCurate Coming Soon. This cost-effective annual subscription offers suites of librarian-curated lists, delivered on the first of every month within ipage®, and sized appropriately for your collection.

Essential Collection Analysis: iCurate Core

Allow (y)our librarians to rebalance your collection with a one-time list suite of essential titles missing from your collection.

Tailor-Made Special Projects: iCurate Custom

Supplement your collection team with Ingram’s librarians to curate high-quality, customized lists, tailored to fit your specific needs.

Diversity Audit: iCurate inClusive

Coming Spring 2021!

iCurate—So You Don’t Have To  

“Sometimes it helps to get an outside opinion of things, similar to when you ask someone else to proofread a paper. We really appreciated iCurate [Core]’s fresh take and we feel like it improved our collection. We’ll definitely use it again.”

— Arnoldo Becho, Mayor Joe V. Sanchez Public Library

Easy Ordering & Account Management

Combining the industry’s largest inventory, pre-pub metadata, and complimentary lists, Ingram’s innovative ordering tool, ipage®, offers search, selection, and account management in one easy-to-use platform.

  • Confidently select and order titles that fit your budget, timeframe, and demand.
  • Customize to meet your selection team's workflow with automated ordering integrations.
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