SLJ Leadership Summit 2014 | Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor:


Even in a new world of reading, some things never change: the delight of a compelling story, the joy of discovering new facts and Capstone’s enduring commitment to create content that meets the needs of every reader. It is an exciting time to stand with you at the forefront of library innovation. New formats and technologies will engage readers of all abilities and support your students’ multitude of learning needs. Print, digital or yet-to-be imagined technology, Capstone is ready to leap with you into the new world of reading while carrying forward reading’s essential importance of developing knowledge, satisfying curiosity and inspiring imaginations.

Gold Sponsors:

FolletEducators around the world trust Follett School Solutions, Inc. to provide expert content, technical solutions and customer support to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts. We distribute books-both new and pre-owned, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks, and audiovisual materials. We are a leader in providing integrated educational technology that helps our customers manage physical and digital assets; the tracking, storing and analysis of academic data; and digital learning environment tools for the classroom that focus on student achievement.


lernerLerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with thirteen imprints and divisions. For more information, visit or call 800-328-4929.

Contact: Terri Lynn Soutor, Vice President, Marketing & Digital Products, 612-215-6235,


Silver Sponsors:

AbdoABDO is proud to offer PreK–12 family-friendly, education-based titles and digital resources for the library market across our five distinguished divisions: Abdo Publishing, Magic Wagon, Spotlight, Abdo Kids, and Abdo Digital. A leader in children’s publishing since 1985, we stand behind every title we publish, and our people are committed to exceeding your expectations at every interaction. Each day, we strive to continually create high-quality books that students want to read, and to provide educators with the information, service, and support needed to facilitate ongoing learning. For more information, contact ABDO Customer Service at 800-800-1312 or visit


Knowledgepoint by Baker and TaylorBaker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor’s KnowledgePoint solution brings together the industry’s best and most reliable library and education platforms, enabling all the important aspects of education to work together. With an expansive collection of content available, KnowledgePoint is simple to integrate and even easier to use. Through its powerful solutions, it allows schools to have multiple repositories of ebooks to supply to classrooms, libraries and reading rooms simultaneously. And it makes managing content seamless — with intuitive searching, purchasing and allocation systems.

For more information, visit or


Brain HiveBrain Hive™ provides an innovative eBook rental solution for K-12 schools, offering a simple and economical alternative to the traditional methods for eBook procurement. Schools pay just $1 each time a title is checked out from a large online eBook collection from children’s publishers. The Brain Hive administrator can easily manage content, spending and access with user-friendly online tools. For more information, to view a “how it works” video, or to sign-up for free membership, visit or call 855-554-HIVE.

Contact: and 855-554-HIVE.


Gale CengageGale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in libraries, schools and online. Best known for the accuracy and convenience of its data, Gale addresses information needs in a variety of formats.

Contact: Customer Service: 1-800-877-4253,


Junior Library GuildJunior Library Guild (JLG) is a book review and collection development service that helps school and public libraries acquire the best new children’s and young adult books. Founded in 1929, JLG helps libraries of any size save money and simplify collection development. Junior Library Guild book selections go on to win awards, collect starred or favorable reviews, and earn industry honors. JLG is a Media Source, Inc company.

For more information, visit


Lego EducationSince 1980, LEGO Education ( has delivered hands-on, curriculum-based resources for teachers and students worldwide. LEGO Education believes a hands-on, minds-on approach helps students actively take ownership of the learning process and develop 21st-century skills such as creative thinking and problem solving through real-life, engaging experiences.

LEGO and the LEGO logo, logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2014 The LEGO Group.


MackinVIAFor 30 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades K-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, Mackin has access to more than 18,000 publishers and a collection of close to 2.5 million printed titles. Additionally, Mackin features a robust selection of more than 350,000 eBook titles and databases, as well as audio books and video resources available through their state-of-the-art eResource management system, MackinVIA.
For more information, visit or call 800-245-9540.


RosenRosen, an award-winning K-12 nonfiction educational publisher offers ebooks, Interactive ebooks, and online databases. iPad and smartphone compatible resources support the Common Core, 1:1 initiatives, blended and personalized learning, digital and financial literacy, STEM, social studies, character education, and bullying prevention. Help students be college-prepared and career ready at

Contact: Katie Peritore,, 212-777-3017 ext 482


ScholasticScholastic distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and


SimmonsFounded in 1899, Simmons College is a nationally ranked university located in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking and social responsibility. It offers undergraduate education for women, and the nation’s first MBA program designed for women. Simmons also offers renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, library and information science, social work, and business. Follow Simmons on Twitter @SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.





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