Meet our 2021 Digipalooza Speakers


Digipalooza ’21 brings together a worldwide community of experts to share how ebooks and audiobooks impact our institutions and the communities they serve. Join these industry leaders during our sessions and networking times to learn best practices that will help shape the next chapter of digital content for readers everywhere.

Migell Acosta

Director

San Diego County Library

Cordelia Anderson

Library Consultant

Formerly at Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library

Angela Arnold

General Manager

OverDrive Education

Barbara Bailey

Content Specialist

OverDrive Education

Erin Berman

Division Director of the Learning Group

Alameda County Library

Katie Blachman

Product Liaison

OverDrive

Tricia Blackman

Instructional Support Specialist for Middle Grades

Prince George’s County Schools

Jody Brookshire

Account Executive

OverDrive Education

Grace Burrowes

Author

Moderator

Lauren Cannavino

Publisher Account Services Team Lead

OverDrive

Moderator

Michele Cobb

Executive Director

Audio Publishers Association

Moderator

Jeff Cola

Account Manager

OverDrive Professional

Caroline Carr

Librarian

Keller ISD

Moderator

Shannon Carroll

Product Support Specialist

OverDrive Professional

Moderator

David Cooksey

Digital Library Advisor

OverDrive

Juliana Cotto

Policy Counsel, Youth & Education Privacy

Future of Privacy Forum

Abby Creitz (Shah)

Manager, NAR Library and REALTOR® University Librarian

National Association of Realtors

Amanda D’Acierno

President & Publisher

PRH Audio Group

Michael Dodes

Library Coordinator – Queens

NYC Department of Education/NYC School Library System

Devra Dragos

Technology & Access Services Director

Nebraska Library Commission

Moderator

Emma Dwyer

Content Specialist

OverDrive

Skip Dye

SVP Library Sales and Digital Strategy, SVP Director of Sales Operations

Penguin Random House

Moderator

Karen Estrovich

Senior Manager of Public Library & Collection Development

OverDrive

Moderator

Sari Feldman

Past President, American Library Association
Former Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Joel Ferdon

Director of Library Services

Stanly Community College

Kady Ferris

Electronic Content Librarian

Multnomah County Library

Maria Fesz

Content Specialist

OverDrive

Ryan Fish

Executive Vice President, Product Management & UI/UX 

OverDrive

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet

VP and Publisher

Harper Horizon, imprint of HarperCollins Focus

Moderator

Beth Gabriel

Library Reference Assistant
Milwaukee Public Library
Romance novel and audiobook reviewer for Library Journal

Isabelle Garcia

Business Program Manager

Microsoft

Adrienne Garrison

District Teacher-Librarian

Portland Public Schools

Beth Godlewski

Senior Collections Specialist, Electronic Resources

Toronto Public Library

Susy Gonzalez Pueschner

Outreach Services Specialist

King County Library System

Myee Gregory

Library Manager

Chartered Accountants

Joseph Hafner

Associate Dean – Collection Services

McGill University

Jill Grunenwald

Co-Host, Professional Book Nerds
Marketing and Communications Specialist, OverDrive

Keynote

Dr. Carla Hayden

14th Librarian of Congress

Library of Congress

Moderator

Sheila Henline, MLIS and SLMS

Content Specialist

OverDrive Education

Keynote

Anita Hill

University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s and Gender Studies

Brandeis University

Photo Cred: Celeste Sloman

Matt Hill

E-Resources Supervisor

Sacramento Public Library

Moderator

Bailey Hotujac

Account Manager

OverDrive Education

Leslie Hulse

SVP Digital Business Development

HarperCollins

Moderator

Alan S. Inouye

Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Relations

American Library Association

Melissa Jacobs

Director

NYC Department of Education/NYC School Library System

Karen Jakubczak

Product Owner

OverDrive

Abby Jimenez

Author

Photo Cred: Rachel Nadeau

Jen Jensen

President and Publisher

Bearport Publishing

Mark Johnson

Product Owner

OverDrive

Moderator

Sydney Kalnay

Manager of Training

OverDrive

Crosby Kemper III

Director

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Su Min KHOR

Deputy Director

National Library Board of Singapore

Kay Koepsel-Benning, MLIS

Director of Library Services

Elmbrook Schools

Christina Kruger

Reference Librarian

U.S. Army

Ryan La Sala

Author/Social Media Influencer

Moderator

Erica Lazzaro

Executive Vice President, Publisher Services & General Counsel

OverDrive

Adria Leal

Associate Professor, Learning Resources Department

Miami Dade College

Keller ISD

Moderator

Lindsey Levinsohn

Account Manager

OverDrive Professional

Hilary Lewis

Coordinator of eResources

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

R.E. Lewis

Fitness Coordinator

OverDrive

Beau Livengood

Product Owner

OverDrive

Moderator

Winnie Li

Manager of Publisher Account Services

OverDrive

Shannon Lichty

Vice President of Partner Services

OverDrive

Christina Machado-Dillon

Learning Resources Professional

Miami Dade College

Shawn Maas

Media Specialist / ELA Instructor

Cypress Bay High School

Moderator

Melissa Marin

Outreach Services Manager

OverDrive

Cathy Mason

Digital Buying Lead

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Chris May

Library Director/Fiscal Officer

Mansfield-Richland County Public Library

Lori Micho

Library Services Coordinator

Denver School District

Chris Moody

Senior Manager Business Systems & Analytics

OverDrive

Moderator

Suzy Nash

Account Executive

OverDrive Education

Liz Nebeker

Library and Information Specialist

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Thomas Nixon

Online Learning & Library Services Manager

Fresno Unified School District

Janette Noe’

Collections Manager

Martin County Library System

Angela Nolet

Librarian, Online Library Services

King County Library System

Niko Pfund

President and Publisher

Oxford University Press, USA

Steve Potash

Founder and CEO

OverDrive

Kristin Preyss

Account Manager

OverDrive

Leslie Prusinski

Senior Manager of Partner Services

OverDrive

Moderator

Jessica Pryde

Online Services Librarian
Pima County Public Library
Contributing Editor for Book Riot

Keynote

Dominique Raccah

Publisher & CEO

Sourcebooks

Klara Ramnath

Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian

Gettysburg College

Mary Rasenberger

CEO

Author’s Guild

Amy Richard

Digital Collections Coordinator

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Jessica Rigg

Acquisitions Librarian

Georgia Southern

Katie Robinson

Instruction Librarian

University of Texas at Dallas

Moderator

Steven Rosato

Manager

OverDrive Professional

Morgan Rose Pershing

Community Engagement Manager

Sacramento Public Library

Jessica Russell

Assistant Director, Collection Services

Sno-Isle Libraries

Moderator

Christina Samek

Outreach Specialist

OverDrive Education

Amanda Samland

Library Services Coordinator

Denver School District

Sarah Sansbury

Media Specialist

DeKalb County School District

Amber Seely

Division Director, Collections & Technical Services

Harris County Public Library

Renelda Sells

Manager of Collections & Technology

Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative

Marie Seymour-Green

Electronic Resources Librarian

University of Delaware

Val Sherman

Collection Development Coordinator

Akron Summit County Public Library

Sidney Slover

CEO and Co-founder

Learn It Live

Moderator

Adam Sockel

Co-Host, Professional Book Nerds
Marketing Specialist, OverDrive

Moderator

Shane Spencer

Regional Manager

OverDrive

Danielle Stanley

Electronic Resources Librarian

Phoenix Public Library

Jeff Sterling

Chief Technology Officer

OverDrive

Colleen Stinson

Senior Learning Commons Technician

Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Susan Stone

Systems Librarian

Portland Public Schools

Debbie Thomas

District Administration

Springfield School District 186

Moderator

Felton Thomas

Executive Director

Cleveland Public Library

Ebonie Thompson

School Library Media Specialist

DeKalb County School District

Alan Unsworth

Director of Academic Support & Research

Surry Community College

Christina Virden

E-Resources Coordinator

MOBIUS

Lorna Vogelsang

Librarian

JCSP Library Project

Meghan Volchko

Collection Development Manager

OverDrive

Rebecca Walton

Acquisitions & Collection Analysis Librarian

Brigham Young University

Moderator

Todd Warhola

Account Manager

OverDrive

Andy Weir

Author

Photo Cred: Aubrie Pick

Jane Whitehurst

Content Specialist

OverDrive

Tiffany Wincek

Product Liaison

OverDrive Education

Lauren Winn

Team Leader

Rock Central

Moderator

Noel Zickefoose

Account Manager

OverDrive Education

Rachel Zugschwert

Vice President of Marketing

Lerner Publishing Group