Drucker Institute Partners With Baker & Taylor to Bring Bendable to Libraries Across the U.S.

Today we announced that we are partnering with Baker & Taylor to bring Bendable, our lifelong learning platform, to public libraries across the United States.

A robust learning marketplace, Bendable allows residents of all ages and backgrounds to easily discover content that is just right for them and then acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses as well as local, in-person learning opportunities. It is an especially valuable tool for libraries as they are being increasingly called upon to play an important role in workforce development.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Baker & Taylor—the largest supplier of library content, software and services to public and academic libraries in the U.S.—as our sales partner,” said Rick Wartzman, head of the Drucker Institute’s KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society. “But it’s not just Baker & Taylor’s reach that we’re excited about. As a mission-driven social enterprise, it was important for us to partner with a company that is truly interested in helping the communities in which it operates and sells products and services to thrive. Baker & Taylor, with its proven commitment to elevating literacy and learning alongside its library customers, is very much that company.”

“At Baker & Taylor, we know the critical role libraries play in our communities, where they no longer are looked to as just book providers, but epicenters that support the community,” said Amandeep Kochar, Baker & Taylor’s president and CEO. “Our partnership with Bendable will bring valuable learning skills to the workforces that will not only strengthen the economy but give individuals a new sense of purpose.”

Bendable comes in three tiers: Bendable Basic, Bendable Full and Bendable Plus, with more features added as you move up to a new level.

The Drucker Institute-Baker & Taylor partnership will be highlighted at the American Library Association’s annual conference and exhibition, which will be held in Washington, D.C., June 23-28. Libraries interested in Bendable can also learn more by visiting bendable.com/libraries.