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Founded by leaders in library supply support, the new organization aims to spark conversations about value, use and “customer well-being”.

We’re here to support publishers, while helping to drive usage so libraries pay for products that provide great value.

—Robert Karen

POUND RIDGE, NY, USA, June 10, 2022 / — Library lever is pleased to announce its upcoming launch in the area of ​​assisting libraries with their purchase of e-content, subscriptions and other services. With a team that has over 50 years of experience in libraries and library procurement, Library Lever’s mission is to enable libraries to purchase products that will deliver value to customers and learners, through creative pricing and discount structures based on engagement and usage. Library Lever is launched with a founding member, Touro University System, which has more than 40 campuses, as well as 10 vendor partners.

“The days of standard fee schedules with consortium discounts are over,” said Library Lever Founder and CEO Robert Karen. “We see budgets shrinking and it’s time for publishers to get creative with their pricing. We’re here to support publishers, while helping to drive usage so libraries pay for products that deliver excellent value.”

The Library Lever model is based on its unique customer wellness program. Developed by Heather Dray, a librarian who has been a library manager and has worked for vendors and consortia, the focus will be on helping to develop an electronic content strategy, and also on ensuring that libraries Customers receive regular “wellness” checks so that they get real value for their investment by meeting their user impact goals.

“I know from experience that librarians are often so busy they don’t have time to assess the value and impact of all the resources while doing the outreach needed to ensure users engage. actively with the resources,” Dray explained. “That’s why having a dedicated customer wellbeing program as part of our library offering will help ensure libraries meet goals for student usage, engagement and success.”

Another aspect that makes Library Lever unique is its focus on building a community of librarians to share best practices, provide marketing and training materials, and amplify the voice of library leaders. . The community is growing and is open to all librarians – whether they join Library Lever or not – to

Libraries interested in learning more about Library Lever are encouraged to contact us through the website at

Robert Karen
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