American Library Association Equality Award Announced
We are proud to announce that the 2016 American Library Association Equality Award, sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield, has been awarded to Nicole A. Cooke, an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Digital Inclusion. The annual ALA Equality Award is given to an individual or group for outstanding contribution towards promoting equality within the world of libraries. Cooke’s passionate advocacy for equality, her experience in leading diversity initiatives, and her dedicated approach to social justice mark her as an excellent choice for this honor.

American Alliance of Museums to co-publish with R&L
The American Alliance of Museums has selected Rowman & Littlefield as its copublisher. AAM Books will be distributed and co-published with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers starting on July 1. Have an idea for book or questions about buying AAM books after July 1? Visit Rowman & Littlefield in Booth 7036 at AAM 2016.
Debito Arudou
Debito Arudou is author of Handbook for Newcomers, Migrants, and Immigrants to Japan and Japanese Only: The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan.
Kirke Mechem
Kirke Mechem is the composer of some 250 published titles, most notably four operas and many orchestral and vocal works that have graced the stages of opera houses and symphony halls throughout the world.
Brad Schultz
Brad Schultz is professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi.