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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kathryn Suárez Appointed Publisher of Libraries Unlimited

ABC-CLIO Redoubles Commitment to Professional Development


ABC-CLIO is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Suárez as Publisher of its professional development publishing program for librarians and information professionals.

We have always been committed to offering the highest quality resources for librarians and library users,” stated Becky Snyder, President of ABC-CLIO. “Kathryn brings her expertise and years of experience serving the library market to strengthen that commitment, and to look to the future to grow and provide innovative products for the next generation of library professionals.”

In this new role, Suárez will oversee the multiple facets of the LU offerings, including Libraries Unlimited and Linworth professional books, digital services, School Library Monthly and Library Media Connection magazines, and webinars.

I am thrilled to tap into ABC-CLIO’s vast digital and print publishing experience and its unparalleled combination of tradition and innovation,” stated Suárez. “My goal is to offer library and information science professionals the resources, tools, and expertise they need to thrive in their essential role as conduits for knowledge.”

Suárez’s passion for helping information professionals succeed in the 21st century and be recognized for their contributions, plus her extensive experience in the library-marketing publishing industry, provide a solid foundation from which to achieve this goal.

A long-time publishing professional and expert on publishing for librarians, Suárez comes to ABC-CLIO from her recent role as Vice President of Finance & Business Development for Neal-Schuman Publishers. Previously, Suárez was Director of Reference Publishing for Congressional Quarterly Inc.’s CQ Press/CQ Researcher groups, where she guided their transformation from producing print-only publications to becoming an award-winning online reference publisher. Suárez also serves on the board of ALA’s Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF).

Suárez is focused on bringing librarians professional development resources that are highly relevant to their experiences and challenges; building mutually beneficial partnerships between librarians, authors, and teachers; taking a fresh approach to textbooks; and pursuing new technologies that allow digital information to better serve librarians and their patrons.

About ABC-CLIO

Founded in 1955, ABC-CLIO is an award-winning publisher of reference titles, academic and general interest books, electronic resources, and books for librarians and other professionals. The company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., publishes under four well-respected imprints. ABC-CLIO serves the history profession, history teachers, and students and scholars of history with a complete line of databases, books, and eBooks, along with social studies reference and curriculum resources for middle and high school libraries and classrooms. Greenwood publishes high-quality, authoritative reference books and general interest topics across the secondary and higher education curriculum. Praeger is widely regarded for scholarly and professional books in the social sciences and humanities, with emphasis in modern history, military studies, psychology, business, current events and social issues, international affairs, politics, visual and performing arts, and literature. Libraries Unlimited/Linworth comprehensively addresses the core competencies of librarians, offering titles and journals that are used by librarians during their studies and throughout their professional careers. LU/Linworth is an established market leader in textbooks and bibliographic reference for library science. This reputation for excellence has been established by consistently highlighting the work of renowned authors respected for their experience and expertise as well as their insight into library practice, educator/librarian connections, and literacy. For more information, visit www.abc-clio.com.

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