Sam Brooks is Executive Vice President of EBSCO, and is in charge of all worldwide sales, marketing, and market research efforts of EBSCO. He is heavily involved in product development and is one of the leading content experts in the company, as well as the chief architect of EBSCO’s nineteen advisory boards and numerous focus groups. Sam has visited universities in more than 90 countries, and has worked extensively with ministries of education, science & technology, and culture in developing nations.
He 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. Sam 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, International Congress of Information (Cuba), LITA Technology & Access Committee Meeting, NLA Tri-Round Table, and many others.
Sam Brooks joined EBSCO in July 1991 and is a member of the EBSCO Founder’s Club.
Sam Brooks Articles
"Journal Access Models & Journal Comparison Services", white paper, June 2010.
"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 the 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.
"Academic Journals and Full Text Databases", Hungarian Journal of Library and Information Science, volume 49, September 2002, pages 364-67.
"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.
Interviews with Sam Brooks
"Interview with Sam Brooks, Senior VP to Sales and Marketing with EBSCO, About H.W. Wilson", Charleston Advisor, July 2011
"ATG Interviews Sam Brooks, EBSCO", Against the Grain, July 2011
"An interview with Sam Brooks, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, EBSCO", Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 2004
"Serial Conversations: An interview with Sam Brooks", Serials Review (an imprint of Elsevier Science), 2002