Jed Lyons Receives Jean Srnecz Lifetime Achievement Award
Jed Lyons, president and CEO of Rowman & Littlefield and National Book Network, was presented with the Jean Srnecz Lifetime Achievement Award during the Baker & Taylor Vendor Summit in Charleston, S.C. on March 16.

In presenting the award, David Cully, president of retail at Baker & Taylor, said, “Rowman & Littlefield began as a humanities and social sciences publisher and has become one of the fastest growing independent publishers in North America. Jed has been there providing insight and guidance to his employees and colleagues throughout those 40 years.”
Rowman & Littlefield Has Record Year
Sales at academic and professional publisher Rowman & Littlefield rose 8% in 2013, to $51 million. Revenue at its affiliated company, the distribution businesses NBN and NBN international, were about flat at $79 million.

Rowman & Littlefield of Lanham, MD announced today that it has acquired the assets of Gooseberry Patch of Columbus, OH. Gooseberry Patch will be integrated into Globe Pequot, the company's trade and specialty publishing group in Guilford, CT, which also includes Falcon Guides, Lyons Press, Down East Books, and Taylor Trade. Gooseberry Patch is best known for its homestyle family-friendly cookbooks.

Sandra Hirsh
Sandra Hirsh is professor and director of the School of Information at San José State University. Prior to joining the school as director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and LinkedIn.
Declan Fahy
Declan Fahy is assistant professor of communication at American University. Before joining academia, he worked for nearly a decade as a professional reporter and features writer for newspapers including The Irish Times. His recent journalism appears at the Columbia Journalism Review online and The Scientist.
James L. Neibaur
James L. Neibaur is a film historian and former educator who has written hundreds of articles. He is the author of several books on film, including The Fall of Buster Keaton (2010), Early Charlie Chaplin (2012), The Elvis Movies (2014), and James Cagney Films of the 1930s (2014) and coauthor with Terri Niemi of Buster Keaton’s Silent Shorts: 1920–1923 (2013).