Wednesday, January 17, 2007

ALA Midwinter - Meet the Editor Session for Emerald Group Publishing

ALA Midwinter - Meet the Editor Session for Emerald Group Publishing

Emerald Group Publishing Limited, will once again be running its
successful "Meet the Editor" sessions throughout the ALA Winter Conference

The sessions will all take place at Booth #1154. If you have already
written an article that you would like to discuss, or simply have an idea
for a prospective paper, our specialist journal editors; all experts in
their field, will be on hand for an informal chat. The times are listed

Michael Seadle; Journal Editor for Library Hi Tech- 11-11:30 am Saturday
Kay Cassell; Journal Editor for Collection Building- 3-4pm Saturday Sarah
Watstein and Eleanor Mitchell; Journal Editor's for Reference Services
Review- 2-3pm Sunday

All of the editors would be delighted to talk with you about any research
you are currently undertaking or to discuss possibilities for future
articles. If you have any further queries or questions please do not
hesitate to contact me.

If you would like to collect reprints of your article from them to
distribute at the conference, please let me know and I will arrange for
them to have a stock

For your reference, I have enclosed the following brief biographical
information regarding the editors who will be attending this event:

Eleanor Mitchell
Eleanor Mitchell became Director of Library Services at Dickinson College
in August, 2005. Prior to that, she was Head of the Undergraduate Library
at UCLA since 1995, and Director of the Information Literacy Initiative
there from its founding in 2001 through 2004. She served on the editorial
board of Reference Services Review since 1998, becoming co-editor in 2005.

Sarah Watstein
Associate University Librarian Sarah Barbara Watstein has worked in
academic libraries for nearly 27 years with a concentration in public
services. Her leadership is distinguished by a creative approach to
library and information service planning and problem solving, a strong
commitment to customer service; knowledge of library trends and
technology; and the ability to articulate vision and follow up with action
plans and deliverables. Scholarly contributions include a variety of
articles and monographs on topics as diverse as administration, HIV/AIDS,
information technology, reference service and sources and women's studies.
She currently serves as co-editor of RSR/Reference Services Review.

Kay Cassell
Kay achieved an MLS from Rutgers, an MA in comparative literature from
Brooklyn College and a PhD in library science from the International
University for Graduate Studies. She began teaching full time in the
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies of Rutgers
University in the fall of 2006. Prior to this, she had been the Associate
Director for Collections and Services in the Branch Libraries of the New
York Public Library. Kay has also been a public library director and the
director of a small academic library.

Michael Seadle
Michael Seadle has written over 80 articles, chapters, and books on a wide
range of subjects which include copyright, computing management,
digitization, and German history. He has a PhD in history from the
University of Chicago, a library degree from the University of Michigan,
and over two decades of experience as a computer professional. At present
he is editor of the peer-reviewed academic journal Library Hi Tech, and he
is a member of the Technical Policy Committee of the LOCKSS Alliance. He
has also served as: Principal Investigator for a Library of
Congress/Ameritech award for text digitization; Principal Investigator for
two Institute of Museum and Library Services grants; co-PI for an NSF
award; and Co-PI for a Digital Library Initiative award for sound

Kind Regards,

Rachel Wood
External Relations Assistant
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Tel +44 (0) 1274 785046
Fax +44 (0) 1274 785200