Francine Fialkoff Leaves LIBRARY JOURNAL

With her typical grace, Francine Fialkoff signs off as Editor-in-Chief of Library Journal with her “Farewell Editorial” today, giving most of the credit to others for her many accomplishments.

As a colleague and friend, I know how passionate she is about the importance of libraries and librarians. Her awe at the many creative ways librarians serve their communities is always fun to see. One of her greatest joys is shining a light on talent, which led to the invention of LJ‘s annual “Movers & Shakers” awards.

Under her leadership, the magazine has evolved, becoming more vital to the library world, while continuing to promote the principles it has long advocated; defense of the first ammendment and readers’ rights, dedication to public service and a belief that libraries are essential to creating communities.

She promises that she will continue to work with libraries in some capacity; we’re looking forward to what that will be.

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