DECEMBER 9, 2021
The Japanese word ikigai means having a sense of purpose, a meaningful reason to live. And while that reason might involve the pursuit of personal success or happiness, more often it’s about a sense of fulfillment, having a positive effect on the community. It’s even been suggested that it is the reason for the longevity of life of the people on the Japanese Okinawa Islands. Here, instead of retiring, they continue in jobs they love for as long as they’re able to do so.
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(GLASGOW, Scotland) collectionHQ, the leading library analytics solution, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs).Acquired by Baker & Taylor in 2011, collectionHQ places innovation at the heart of its service to deliver public libraries with a toolset that supports community-driven...
Baker & Taylor Business Update from Amandeep Kochar
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Dear Library Partners,As we reach the end of 2021, I pause to reflect on another extraordinary year. This has been a year of change for our industry and Baker & Taylor. Libraries across the world have continued to adapt to the impact of COVID-19, grappling with changing patron needs, building...
Publisher Weekly Notable: Amandeep Kochar
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It’s been a swift rise for Amandeep Kochar, who joined Baker & Taylor in 2014 and enthusiastically fulfilled several roles on his way to being named executive v-p and general manager in 2019. But in November 2021, Kochar took his enthusiasm to the next level—he bought the company from parent...