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New Leadership Announced at SLJ, LJ

Rebecca T. Miller named group publisher of Library Journal, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book; Kathy Ishizuka named editor-in-chief of SLJ.

From Left: Kathy Ishizuka; Rebecca T. Miller; Meredith Schwartz

Today, MSI Information Services announced the appointment of new leadership for the company’s flagship media brands.

Rebecca T. Miller has been named Group Publisher of Library JournalSchool Library Journal, and The Horn Book. Kathy Ishizuka has been named Editor-in-Chief of School Library Journal.

Miller is a recognized industry thought leader. She has been with the company since 1998 in a number of roles with successive responsibilities. Most recently, she was Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief of LJ and SLJ, posts she held since 2013.

As Group Publisher, Miller will oversee the Media & Information Services division which is made up of these three core brands, focusing on new initiatives, projects, and products on multiple platforms to better serve the needs of the library and learning ecosystem.

“On behalf of the board of directors of MSI Information Services, we want to thank Rebecca for her relentless focus on delivering the finest products and solutions to the library community,” said Mike Lavelle, Board Director. “In this key role, she will help further our mission to enable equitable access and equal opportunity to literacy and learning.”

Ishizuka has been with SLJ since 2004, in the role of Executive Editor since 2013. She will take on a dual title, as she was also named Partnerships & Innovation Director for LJ and SLJ, where she will focus on expanding existing partnerships and forging new ones as well as speeding the team’s ability to envision and realize new initiatives.

In addition, Meredith Schwartz has been named Editor-in-Chief of Library Journal. Schwartz, a seasoned journalist who joined LJ in 2012 as news editor, has been executive editor of LJ since 2015. Roger Sutton, the longstanding Editor-in-Chief of The Horn Book, will continue in that capacity.

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