People in the News 1/9/14

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barnes & noble logo - dansimon.usc.edu Barnes & Noble names Nook chief Michael Huseby as CEO

The LA Times reports that “bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. has tapped Michael P. Huseby, head of its Nook digital division, to be chief executive of the entire company.

Huseby,  a Chicago native who was also elected to serve on the New York retailer’s board, will immediately step into his new role leading all of Barnes & Noble’s businesses.

He succeeds William Lynch, who in July stepped down as a director and CEO of the company amid disclosures that many of its financial statements contained errors.

That’s when Huseby was appointed chief executive of the Nook Media e-reader group while also being promoted to the Barnes & Noble presidency. He joined the company as its chief financial officer in 2012 after executive stints at Cablevision Systems Corp. and AT&T Broadband…

“In co-sponsorship with American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia. As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay of the topic of “What will your library be like in five years?”

The EBSCO ALA Midwinter Scholarship is an annual award consisting of $1,500 for actual reimbursed expenses designed to allow librarians to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 26.

The scholarship winners are:

  • Jennifer Grubb, Library Media Specialist, Vine Middle Magnet School, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Ben Himmelfarb, Library Clerk, Albany Public Library, Albany, N.Y.
  • Carlyn Hudson, Circulation Supervisor, Somerset County Library System, Iselin, N.J.
  • Pauline Nicholas, Head of Section, Loans and Reference, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Annie Pho, Academic Resident Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago…”

 

 

 

 

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