January 21, 2022

Ian Singer, VP and Group Publisher, to Depart Media Source (Owner of LJ, SLJ, and The Horn Book)

Here’s the full text of an announcement we just received from MediaSource, parent/publisher of Library Journal, School Library Journal and The Horn Book. Media Source, Inc., has announced that Ian Singer is leaving his position as Vice President & Group Publisher, Library Journals, LLC & The Horn Book, Inc., as of August 28. During his […]

New Study from Library Journal and Bowker Shows Library Users Want Access to Mobile Offerings

From a Library Journal News Release: Library Journal in partnership with Bowker released its second issue of the quarterly publication Patron Profiles. Based on trending research among a national sample of over 2,100 participants, Patron Profiles: Mobile Devices, Mobile Content, and Library Apps shows how the increased use of mobile devices impacts library usage and […]

RLJ Equity Partners Announces the Acquisition of Media Source (Parent of LJ, SLJ, and Horn Book)

From an RLJ News Release: RLJ Equity Partners today announced it has acquired Media Source, Inc. (MSI), the parent company of three businesses that promote and sell children’s books and a variety of services and products geared toward the library industry, including book collection development, magazine subscriptions, book reviews, websites, webinars, and conferences. RLJ Equity […]

Library Journal's New Review Site Goes Live

Congrats to the LJ Team on the Launch of Reviews.LibraryJournal.com. Now, in one location you can find the latest reviews from several LJ resources: In the Bookroom Prepub Alert E-Views The site is crisp, clean (tan colored header and right-side box are very effective), and can save a readers time by allowing them to quickly […]

Baker & Taylor and B&N Team Up to Make Library Books Available on the Nook

From a Baker and Taylor News Release (via Paul Biba at TeleRead.com) Baker & Taylor and Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference that the companies will partner to build awareness among NOOK customers that digital books are available for loan from local libraries, and to provide all library patrons […]

Personnel Changes at Library Journal Announced

“Library Journal Announces Staff Changes” (via LJ) Congrats to all. Two congrats and kudos “shout outs” to a couple of INFOdocket pals who have new positions at LJ. First, Josh Hadro has been promoted into the newly created position of Executive Editor, Digital Products, effective July 1. Josh has been with LJ since 2008. Second, […]

Gale and Library Journal Name King County (WA) Library System 2011 Library of the Year

Exciting news from the Pacific Northwest! Congratulations to the Entire KCLS Team. From an Gale/Cengage and Library Journal News Release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Library Journal magazine today announced that King County Library System in Issaquah, Washington has been […]

"How Libraries Are Bypassing Big Publishers To Build Their E-Book Offerings"

A PaidContent article reports on Library Journal accepting “romance e-originals” e-books  for possible review using NetGalley. Romance is the, “fastest-growing segment of the e-book market, comprising over 20 percent of all e-book purchases.” Here’s how the company describe themselves: NetGalley delivers secure, digital galleys to professional readers. If you are a reviewer, blogger, journalist, librarian, […]