The White Plains Daily Record reports that “the Dec. 3 issue of Publisher’s Weekly (PW) will feature a column by White Plains Library Director Brian Kenney, who is now a contributing editor and blogger for the magazine.
The former editorial director for Library Journal, School Library Journal and The Horn Book will begin writing a monthly column for PW exploring the relationship between publishers and libraries. He will also contribute blog posts, commentary and reports from library conferences.
The eight new members appointed by President Obama to IMLS’s National Museum and Library Services Board are:
- Charles Benton, chairman and CEO of the Benton Foundation
- Christie Pearson Brandau, retired state Llbrarian and adjunct professor at the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University
- Bert Castro, president and CEO of the Arizona Zoological Society/Phoenix Zoo
- Paula Gangopadhyay, chief learning officer at The Henry Ford
- Luis Herrera, city librarian of the San Francisco Public Library
- Dr. Eric J. Jolly, president of the Science Museum of Minnesota
- Susana Torruella Leval, director emerita of El Museo del Barrio
- Suzanne E. Thorin, dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University
The Guardian reports that Robert Thomson “the Wall Street Journal managing editor will take post as Tom Mockridge steps down from UK publishing business…
Thomson “will run the new company from New York and a successor to Tom Mockridge who currently runs Rupert Murdoch’s UK publishing business will also be announced. News Corp announced overnight that Mockridge, who was parachuted in to succeed Rebekah Brooks as News International chief executive following the phone-hacking scandal, will be stepping down at the end of the year.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.