Eric C. Shoaf selected as new associate editor for LA&M magazine

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For Immediate Release
July 25, 2006

Eric C. Shoaf selected as new associate editor for
LA&M magazine

CHICAGO - The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) announced that Eric C. Shoaf, preservation librarian at Brown University Rockefeller Library in Providence, R.I., is the new associate editor of its quarterly magazine
Library Administration and Management (LA&M).

Shoaf brings a wealth of experience in the library profession.
He has been a member of LAMA for 10 years and served on the LAMA Executive Committee from 2002 to June 2006.
Previous to his current term on the LAMA Editorial Advisory Board, Shoaf was chair of LAMA's Library Organization and Management section and the Public Relations and Marketing Section.

He is well-published in library literature. He has researched numerous topics, published his results and interviewed professionals in the field.
He regularly reviews books for
Library Journal and has contributed to
Vintage Guitar magazine. He also has been part of recent web publishing ventures at Brown University.

Shoaf commented recently on his editorial philosophy for
LA&M as he prepares to transition it into a web-based publication. "Greater use of the web by
LA&M can provide for added content, interactive interviews and surveys, more in-depth analysis, more graphics and photos."

"Web content is more flexible, searchable, disseminated at a much lower cost than print, and more of a fit with the work habits of the modern library manager," added Shoaf.

The mission of the Library Administration and Management Association ( is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LAMA is a division of the American Library Association.