People in the News 6/12/13

by | Jun 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Library Journal has announced that “Rebecca T. Miller (, Editor-in-Chief of School Library Journal, has accepted the position of Editorial Director of Library Journals, effective immediately. She will serve as Editor-in-Chief for both Library Journal and School Library Journal. Michael Kelley, previously Editor-in-Chief of LJ, is no longer with the company. (The full release is contained in this article.)

The BBC website reports that “British designer Dominic Riley has won the top award of £10,000 at the second Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize 2013 ceremony.

Given the theme of William Shakespeare, Riley produced a binding made of brown and black goatskin which depicts the story of Pyramus and Thisbe.

His work has been donated to the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

Eduardo Gimenez took second place for This Solid Globe and will be exhibited with other winners until 10 August.  Second placed Gimenez was inspired by the Globe

The prize was set up in 2009 to recognise craftsmanship and creativity in the contemporary art of bookbinding. This year is the second time it has been held…

APEC member economies have announced their nominees for the 2013 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, also known as the ASPIRE Prize, sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Elsevier. In-line with this year’s theme, the prize honors a young scientist whose collaborative work in the region has made an outstanding contribution to “sustainable ocean development.” The nominees are:

  • Australia: Dr. Carissa KLEIN (University of Queensland) — Tackling marine conservation by balancing biodiversity and socioeconomic viability.
  • China: Dr. Changxiang YAN (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) – Understanding the ocean’s past and present to predict  its future
  •  Hong Kong, China: Dr. Zhonghui LIU (University of Hong Kong) — Understanding oceanic and climatic changes and their possible drivers.
  • Indonesia: Dr. Tonni Agustiono KURNIAWAN (United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies) — Identifying low-cost approaches to water pollution control.
  • Korea: Dr. Yeon-Ju LEE (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology) — Uncovering new medicines and nutritional sources in marine organisms.
  • New Zealand: Dr. Craig RADFORD (University of Auckland) – Revolutionizing understanding of bioacoustics to support sustainable management of marine ecosystems.
  • United States: Dr. Demian Alexander WILLETTE (University of California, Los Angeles) — Leveraging genetic research to help governments maintain marine ecosystem health.







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