Name: Danielle L. Miller
Title: National Sales Manager, College Library Group, YBP Library Services
Born and Lived: I was born and raised in Bow, NH, which is only about 15 miles from the YBP Headquarters. I attended Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain, CT where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While attending CCSU, I worked part-time in the Elihu Burritt Library and realized that I wanted to pursue a career in librarianship. After college, I moved back up to New Hampshire and received a call from YBP, who was looking to hire someone with experience in libraries for their inside sales department. I made a big move out west to Colorado two years ago and currently reside in Colorado Springs.
Professional Career and Activities: I have worked for YBP Library Services for over six years, beginning in the Inside Sales department and after two years, I transitioned to field-based sales, specializing in working with our Baker & Taylor academic customer base. In May, I was given an exciting opportunity, to manage YBP’s new College Library Group. In addition to my managerial responsibilities, I also serve B&T and YBP accounts in the West. I am at the homestretch of completing my Master’s in Library & Information Science online through Syracuse University and will earn my degree in December 2013.
Family: Most of my family lives in the Northeast with the exception of my sister who recently moved out to Colorado Springs. I have a dog, a Sheltie/American Eskimo mix, Lola who gets very excited when I return home from a long week of business travel.
In My Spare Time: I enjoy doing a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking with my dog, running, camping and skiing. I love to dine out with friends, especially for sushi. I also enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes on my friends.
Favorite Books: For nonfiction, I enjoy thrilling, mountain adventure books such as “Into thin Air” by Jon Krakauer. I like a good memoir, such as “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. For fiction, my favorite author Jodi Picoult, who is from New Hampshire.
Philosophy: Every person in this life has something to teach you. Listen carefully. Uncontrollable situations are always going to arise, but it is important to be patient, take a deep breath and know that things will be better. Issues always get worked out. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
Most Memorable Career Achievement: I am proud of helping to form the new College Library Group in July 2012. This is a field-based group of three regional sales managers and myself, handling our small to medium-sized academic library customers in the U.S.
Goals I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: I hope to continue to be working for YBP Library Service working alongside my talented colleagues whom I respect very much. I would like to be involved in new product and service development to meet the future needs of our customers.