This week we have two “articles of the week” and they are both from Publishers Weekly.
The first is “When Libraries Close, It Feels Like the End of the World” by PW columnist Sari Feldman. Sari is the former executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio, and a former president of both the Public Library Association (2009–2010) and the American Library Association (2015–2016). In this post, she claims that “we’re still early in this new coronavirus crisis, but it’s not too early to think about what we want—and what we’ll need—for our libraries in the future…”
The second post is entitled “How the Book Biz Is Coping with the Coronavirus” and it is by Jim Milliot, with reporting by the PW staff. Jim and the PW staff offer an informed overview of how the “publishing industry scrambled last week to keep pace with the rapidly changing developments brought on by the deepening new coronavirus crisis…”
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.