Media Source, Inc., announced today that Michael P. Kelley, currently Executive Editor of News and Features for Library Journal, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Library Journal (LJ), effective today. Kelley replaces long-time LJ Editor-in-Chief Francine Fialkoff.
In announcing the promotion, Ian Singer, Media Source VP and Group Publisher said, “We’re very pleased to make this announcement. From our perspective, Mike’s deep journalistic experience, coupled with his knowledge of and commitment to the libraries LJ serves, makes Mike ideally suited for this role. More importantly, the many librarians, publishers, and vendors who have worked with Mike since 2010 have an extremely high regard for his professionalism and abilities. Mike’s leadership will be welcome as LJ continues its mission as the voice for the library market.”
Kelley holds an MSLIS degree and brings more than 25 years in journalism, including nine years as a staff editor at the New York Times. He started in 2010 as news editor and rose quickly. “It’s never easy to replace a predecessor, and in this particular instance it is impossible, but I will do my best to honor the traditions of LJ while also, I hope, help prepare it for the future,” Kelley said.
Kelley promoted Josh Hadro to the newly created position of executive editor of Library Journal. Hadro, who also holds an MSLIS, joined LJ in 2008 and most recently served as executive editor of digital projects. He is also a visiting instructor at the Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science.