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Sam Brooks

Executive Vice President – Marketing, Sales, Publisher Relations & Strategic Partnerships

Sam Brooks is Executive Vice President in charge of all worldwide marketing, market research, sales, publisher relations and strategic partnerships at EBSCO Information Services. He is heavily involved in product development and is one of the leading content experts in the company. Sam is a member of the steering committees for all major content and technology initiatives for the company, and is also the chief architect of EBSCO’s twenty-one advisory boards and numerous focus groups.

Mr. Brooks has visited universities in more than 90 countries and has worked extensively with ministries of education, science and technology, and culture in developing nations to expand access to information.

Sam is a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Library Foundation. The Open Library Foundation assists and facilitates educational organizations, foundations, partnerships and commercial entities in collaborating to foster, develop and sustain open technologies and innovation to support libraries, learning, research and teaching.

Mr. Brooks has authored papers in major international library science journals, e.g., Serials Review (Elsevier Science), The Library Quarterly (University of Chicago Press), portal: Libraries and the Academy (Johns Hopkins University Press), Information Technology & Libraries (LITA), Journal of Academic Librarianship (Elsevier Science), etc.  He has also been published in the library publications of more than a dozen countries, including Hungarian Journal of Library & Information Science, KLC Journal (Kazakhstan), EBIB (Poland), Librarianship (Russia), Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences (Taiwan), etc. Mr. Brooks co-edited the book “Library/Vendor Relationships” (Taylor & Francis), published simultaneously as an issue of the Journal of Library Administration. 

Sam has participated in panel discussions or appeared as the keynote speaker at many library conferences, including ACRL Chapter Meetings, IFLA, The Charleston Conference, ALCTS Networked Resources & Metadata Committee Meeting, Computers in Libraries, International Congress of Information (Cuba), LITA Technology & Access Committee Meeting, NLA Tri-Round Table, and many others.

Mr. Brooks joined EBSCO in July 1991 and is a member of the EBSCO Founder’s Club.

Orcid ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9540-0426

Video Discussions Featuring Sam Brooks

Interviews with Sam Brooks

Articles Authored By Sam Brooks

Index Blending: Enabling the Development of Definitive, Discipline-Specific Resources, Information Technology & Libraries, volume 26, issue 2 June 2007 pages 27-34

Evaluating Evaluations, netconnect (Supplement to Library Journal), Winter 2006 page 28

Developing Nations, the Digital Divide and Research Databases, Serials Review, volume 31, issue 4 2005 pages 270-278. Copyright 2005 Elsevier Inc.

Academic Journal Embargoes and Full Text Databases, The Library Quarterly (published by The University of Chicago Press), volume 73, number 3 July 2003 pages 243-260

Issues Facing Academic Library Consortia and Perceptions of Members of the Illinois Digital Academic Library, portal: Libraries & the Academy [Johns Hopkins University Press], Volume 2, Number 1, January 2002

Integration of Information Resources and Collection Development Strategy, Reprinted from The Journal of Academic Librarianship (published by Pergamon Press, an imprint of Elsevier Science), volume 27, number 4 July 2001 pages 316-319