Public Libraries Editorial Staff

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  • Feature articles, letters to the editor:

    Kathleen Hughes, Editor
    Public Library Association
    khughes@ala.org

  • Best Practices—Best practices and innovative ideas from libraries nationwide.

    Amanda Civitello, Column Editor
    Waukegan (Ill.) Public Library
    amandacivitello@waukeganpl.info

  • Perspectives—Varied viewpoints on subjects of interest to the public library profession. (two rotating column editors)

    James LaRue, Column Editor
    LaRue Associates Consulting, Castle Rock, Colo.
    jlarue@jlarue.com

    Nanci Milone Hill, Column Editor
    M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut. Mass.
    nhill@mvlc.org

  • The Wired Library—Explores Internet and web topics relevant to public libraries.

    Mikael Jacobsen, Column Editor
    Skokie (Ill.) Public Library
    mjacobsen@skokielibrary.info

  • By the Book—Professional development publications of interest to the public library field.

    Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, Column Editor
    Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
    chakalaausperk@gmail.com

  • New Product News—Delves into the world of library vendors and products to find the standouts that combine innovation and quality.

    Send press releases about new products or services to Kathleen Hughes, Editor, khughes@ala.org.

  • Under the Radar—Books, movies, and other media of note that might not be getting tons of publicity, but patrons are sure to be interested in.

    Kaite Mediatore Stover, Columnist
    Kansas City (Mo.) Library
    kaitestover@gmail.com

  • Jessica Moyer, Columnist
    School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
    jessicaemilymoyer@gmail.com

  • Forward Thinking: Library Trends and Innovation—Focuses on public library trends and innovation.

    Kevin King, Column Editor
    Kalamazoo (Mich.) Public Library
    kevink@kpl.gov

    John Spears
    Salt Lake City (Utah) Public Library
    jspears@slcpl.org