John R. Secor, formerly of Saugus, MA, Contoocook, NH and Westford, MA, passed away in Exeter, NH on July 24th after a long and brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born in Everett, MA on April 22, 1939 and graduated from Saugus High School in 1957. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Sally. He is survived by children Glen and Rosheen Secor of Westford, MA, Heidi Coen of Concord, NH, and Traci and Martin Britten of South China, ME, as well as nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Cathy Neri and her husband Phil of Dover, NH, and his brother Richard Secor and his wife Melissa of Punta Gorda, FL.
John was a dynamic personality and a successful entrepreneur. In 1971, he acted upon his great love of books and libraries, forming Yankee Book Peddler, Inc., in Contoocook, NH. From its beginnings in the basement of his home, he grew YBP into a leading national and international bookselling company. He will be missed by the library and publishing communities and by his friends and colleagues at YBP. He will also be missed by the wonderful staff of Riverwoods in Exeter.
John was exceptionally loving and generous to his children and grandchildren, who will forever cherish him as their Binty. He was also a dog and cat lover and was rarely without his canine and feline companions.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Johns Hopkins University Press, the oldest academic press in America, has announced that Barbara Kline Pope will become director of the Press this fall after 34 years with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Since 1997, Pope has served as executive director of the National Academies Press, steering its traditional print model through an era of digital innovation, including pioneering experiments with open access. She first joined the Washington, D.C., press—the publishing division of the National Academies—in a marketing role in 1983.
In addition to that experience, Pope says, her recent term as president of the Association of American University Presses and seat on the management board at MIT Press help her better familiarise herself with the nuances and trends of university presses.
At JHU Press, Pope will oversee the largest journal publication program of any university in the U.S.—the press publishes more than 85 journals across a range of disciplines. It is also home to a books division with more than 3,000 titles that publishes 150 new books each year. It also includes Project MUSE, a leading provider of digital content in the social sciences and humanities for libraries around the world…”
According to this press release “Clarkson Director of Libraries & Associate Professor Michelle L. Young has been elected by members of the New York Library Association (NYLA) to lead the organization.
She will serve as NYLA president-elect for 2017-2018 and as president for 2018-2019.
Young has worked in academic libraries for more than 16 years, excelling in all areas of the profession including, but not limited to, early promotion, tenure and advancement into library administration. Her credentials reveal evidence of strong and effective leadership and management, financial management and budgeting expertise, networking and collaboration skills that span departments, institutions and locals, a high level of organizational abilities, an assortment of technology skills, and excellent public service skills.
She is experienced in staff development, strategic planning, construction and renovation projects, as well as policy and planning work. Young has extensive involvement working with a variety of committees, teams and boards that span the academic spectrum. Additionally, she has successfully been involved in organizational governance, publishing, presenting and fundraising activities…