“Ken Michaels, Chair of the Book Industry Study Group Board of Directors, has been appointed to Macmillan Science and Education’s global leadership in a newly created role of Global Chief Operating Officer. Ken will report to Chief Executive Offer Annette Thomas and will be based out of New York and London. He was previously President of Hachette Book Group in New York. He will remain Chair of BISG for his full two-year term, ending September 2014…”
InfoDOCKET reports that “Irene Herold has been named the new university librarian at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa effective August 1, 2013.
Herold was the former dean of Mason Library at Keene State College in New Hampshire, and is currently an Association of College and Research Libraries Board director-at-large She has served on ACRL/Law and Political Science Section and ACRL/College Library Section committees, as well as two editorial boards (Library Issues and College and Undergraduate Libraries Journal)…”
In case you missed it, in early July KnowledgeSpeak reported “Academic publisher SAGE has announced the recipient of their 2013 library travel grant for the ALPSP International Conference. Penny Andrews, Library Graduate Trainee at Leeds Metropolitan University won by answering ‘what would be your top tip to give students about conducting research.’
Penny was chosen by the SAGE judging panel for her consideration of the influential role of the librarian in supporting students and capturing the value of the librarian for academic institutions…”
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.