Steve Zales

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Steve Zales

CEO, Media Source, Plain City, OH

What services & products does your company provide?
Media Source, Inc. mission is to partner with librarians, teachers, organizations, parents and others to fuel excellence in libraries, literacy and learning. Our portfolio of brands includes The Horn Book, Inc., Junior Library Guild, Library Journal and School Library Journal.

What trends do you see in the library market?
Understanding, educating and participating in the community to meet the diverse needs of the population and having the ability to offer educational resources on world issues—fake news for example—are increasing demands for librarians. Expert resources such as articles and professional development courses like the ones featured in our publications and online from Library Journal and School Library Journal help librarians tackle these growing trends.

And of course, the changing needs of the community also demand even more effort from a librarian whose primary objective is no longer about filling shelves with great books. Junior Library Guild’s collection development service empowers librarians by saving their time and budget offering newly-published and award-winning children's and teen’s literature that is delivered monthly to their library as part of an annual membership.

What motivates you to be a member of TLA?
Since our first involvement with TLA, we’ve found that Texas librarians are some of the most passionate people in the library field. And that passion leads us to become the best, most valued partner to librarians. Each year, we are proud to be a TLA corporate sponsor.

Created on Mar 29, 2017 | Last updated August 21, 2018