Laurie D. Borman Named New Editor and Publisher of American Libraries
Don Chatham, associate executive director for ALA Publishing, has announced that Laurie D. Borman will be the new editor and publisher of American Libraries publications, effective Dec. 5, 2011.
Borman has a degree in journalism from Indiana University and brings to the position more than 20 years’ experience in print and online publishing, as well as substantial management experience as editor-in-chief for two print magazines in the travel industry and editorial director for digital and social media initiatives at Rand McNally. At Rand McNally, she was integral in launching RandMcNallyClassroom.com, a subscription-based educators’ site. Borman has also been active in the library field by way of her work with the Asher Library at the Spertus Institute, a Chicago-based library and cultural arts institution. In addition to her success with social media, she has won recognition and awards for writing, photography and product development.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Laurie to lead and enhance the many American Libraries initiatives underway,” said Chatham. “Her background, skills and experience indicate that she’ll be highly creative and innovative in this role, an absolute necessity in the current magazine and publication environments. We’re confident that she’ll serve the needs of ALA and its members very effectively.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.