Lisa Schimmer of NoveList

Lisa Schimmer

Senior Collection Development Librarian

Lisa oversees and coordinates our collection development efforts, keeping our catalogers flush with new titles to add to our product. By monitoring the publishing landscape and wrangling data streams, Lisa’s work ensures that we build a comprehensive library for our users, from the buzziest best sellers to niche genres. You’ll also see evidence of Lisa’s work in our robust romance, historical fiction, graphic novel, award, and series metadata.

Lisa won the RWA Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year award in 2015 for her work overhauling our romance genre cataloging and creating more accurate and accessible data for our lovely readers. Learn more about that undertaking here. She has also served on the Reading List committee.

Lisa is an itinerant reader and genre-hopper. Depending on the celestial alignment, you’ll find her reading romances, Victorian sensation novels, historical fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, mysteries, manga, or books about whales in any genre or format.

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