There is a new choice for school
library material. Headed by David Willson, the former General Manager of
National Book Services, LSC’s new education division will make acquiring
materials for the school library more efficient and cost-effective in several
important ways. WHY LSC?
LSC has more than 40 years of experience in the public and school library
market. With our new education division, we bring the same high level of
service and expertise to schools that we have always offered to Canada’s public
With more than 15 professional librarians on staff, LSC has one of the largest
pools of expertise in Canada. We handle more than 140,000 titles annually,
including more than 70,000 new ones. Our selection tools pull from this vast
range of material to recommend titles that are most relevant to schools. At the
same time, schools gain access to our full range of titles.
> Industry-best discounts
> Save time by using selection tools created by professional librarians
> Easy ordering
> Rapid, reliable delivery
> Full processing and cataloguing services available
> An emphasis on Canadian material to meet curriculum requirements
WE MAKE IT EASY
More than 100,000 new titles are published every year in North
America. LSC’s professional-grade selection tools are a sensible solution to
this challenge. We review all of the announcements, reviews, and ordering
patterns of libraries across Canada. From this vast array of information, we
select the titles that best fit the different age and curriculum requirements
of schools. And we make these titles available through an easy-to-use web site.
Schools can place an order online or print a purchase order for approval and
later submission. We make ordering a simple process, with options that can be
tailored to the school’s needs.
LSC has a pricing policy of up to a 35% discount with free shipping on orders
over $500.00. There is a $10.00 shipping and handling charge for all orders
Additional discounts are available for large volume orders. Please contact
Account Manager Trish Hayes to discuss details.
DIFFERENT CATALOGUES FOR DIFFERENT NEEDS
LSC can provide a range of specialized catalogues and lists including:
• Elementary and high school catalogues
• French immersion
• ESL (English as a second language)
• Graphic novels
• Easy readers
• Picture books
• Canadian literature
• Character Development
If you have a special selection need, please email your request to the General
Manager David Wilson, Account Manager Trish Hayes or Customer Service Manager
Amber Thody. Simply describe your need, the target student audience, and the
approximate budget. We will send you our recommendations – no charge and no
CUSTOM ORDERS? OF COURSE!
One of the advantages of selling more than 130,000 different titles every year
is that LSC is happy to handle custom requests. In addition to our
recommendations, schools have access to our full database of more than
1,500,000 titles. Any of these may be ordered at any time. Even better -
schools are able to request sourcing for any title not found in LSC’s current
database. We will source the title and provide pricing information – all at no
cost or obligation.
BUILDING A NEW LIBRARY OR EXPANDING YOUR EXISTING ONE?
LSC has unmatched expertise in branch-building with a dedicated team of library
experts able to provide a full range of services. We can provide recommended
lists of titles based on the school’s specific demographics.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH ALREADY PROCESSED MATERIAL
All material offered by LSC is available fully catalogued and processed so that
it can go from delivery to shelf to student in record time. From electronic
records to jackets and spine labels, LSC offers professional processing
services using our in-house experts. No one in Canada has been doing processing
of library materials longer than LSC – so schools can be sure that they will
get a high-quality result. LSC processes hundreds of thousands of items every
year – we have the staff and processes in place to do this quickly and