Supporting DEI and Patron Needs with Strategic Collection Management: Updating Operational Practices and Easing the Buying Experience

Sponsored by Rittenhouse Book Distributors

Recorded on 05/22/2023
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 320

In this third episode of our four-part series with Nicole Gallo, Executive Vice President of Rittenhouse Book Distributors, she walks through the execution of Rittenhouse’s strategies to support library and publisher markets. First, she dives into how the distributor has updated its operational practices to better communicate with publishers and market their resources. In addition, Nicole chats about easing the buying experience for libraries through digital options, open educational resources, and free services to help keep content current. Last, Nicole shares how the distributor works to communicate library budget issues back to publishers, and the demand for Rittenhouse’s DEI collection since its recent launch.

About the guest:

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Nicole Gallo
Executive Vice President
Rittenhouse Book Distributors

Nicole Gallo is the Executive Vice President of Rittenhouse Book Distributors, LLC, and is in her 29th year with the company. She has worked throughout different divisions of the company starting in marketing, moving to sales, management, operations and now as EVP.  Her primary responsibilities are to ensure each department at Rittenhouse is working together to identify our customers’ needs and provide products and services to meet them.  She is Focused on new business development, innovative technology solutions and oversees the Rittenhouse Advisory Board. She has held several industry board positions including the American Medical Publishers Association, the health sciences committee of National Association of College Stores, and is currently serving as a member of ICBA’s Vendor Advisory Council.  As an industry expert she has presented at numerous industry meetings including ICBA, CAMEX, MLA, ALA, SLA, and the Charleston Conference. 

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