Linworth Adds New Acquisitions Editors

Linworth Publishing, Inc., publisher of professional development resources for K-12 educators, is pleased to announce the addition of Cynthia Anderson and Gary Hartzell as acquisitions editors to the Linworth team.

Cynthia and Gary will be responsible for Linworth’s book development program, including both the Linworth Books and Linworth Learning imprints. They will actively seek new manuscripts in library/media, literacy, technology, and related areas. Both will work with authors throughout the manuscript development phase.

Cynthia is currently the associate superintendent for the Shawnee Mission School District in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She is also the author of Write Grants, Get Money (Linworth 2002) and District Library Administration (Linworth 2005).

Gary is a Professor of Educational Administration and Supervision in the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the author of Building Influence for the School Librarian: Tenets, Targets, & Tactics, Second Edition (Linworth 2003). “The exchange of ideas and the opportunity to share strategies offered by Linworth, is a tremendous asset for educators,” said Cynthia. “I am honored to have this opportunity to serve educators in this new and powerful way.”

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to help shape Linworth’s editorial direction,” said Gary. “By actively seeking out current trends and issues in the field, I will continue to build on the Linworth tradition of creating valuable and timely resources for educators.”

Carol Simpson will remain as Editorial Director for the entire Linworth publishing program, and Judi Repman will continue in her role as Consulting Editor. Carol, Cynthia, Gary, and Judi will make up the Linworth Books editorial strategy team.

About Linworth Publishing

Linworth Publishing, Inc. offers a powerful combination of practical information and professional development focused on building strong connections among school library media and technology professionals, classroom teachers, and curriculum leaders. Linworth Publishing’s portfolio includes Library Media Connection magazine, Linworth Books, and Linworth Learning.

The company can be reached at 480 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite L, Worthington, Ohio 43085; telephone 614-436-7107; on the Web at

A Sampling of CLSCLR Featured Linworth Titles

Bringing Mysteries Alive For Children And Young Adults by Jeanette Larson (Linworth, 2004). First-rate guide book to mysteries for young readers. Topics include: an introduction, definition, mystery appreciation, series mysteries, curriculum connections, programming, and extensive additional resources (awards, URLs, bibliography, etc.).

Getting Graphic! Using Graphic Novels To Promote Literacy With Preteens And Teens by Michele Gorman (Linworth, 2003). An information guide for librarians, teachers, and anyone who works with young people who want to learn more about graphic novels. For librarians and school library media specialists, this is a tool to help you develop, manage, and promote a collection of graphic novels in addition to the developing corresponding programs and special events. This book is designed to meet the needs of both school and public librarians who have little or no knowledge about graphic novels. Topics addressed in the book include a brief history of comic books and graphic novels, the value of graphic novels for developing readers, the role of graphic novels in public libraries, school libraries, and classrooms, issues and information relevantto collection development and bibliographic control of graphic novels, programming and promotion ideas, and core collections for middle school libraries, high school libraries, and public libraries serving youth populations.

Have Talent, Will Travel: Directory of Authors, Illustrators, And Storytellers West Of The Mississippi by Gwynne Spencer (Linworth, 2002). Listing alphabetically and by state of residence of potential speakers includes names, contact information, presentation sketches, grade levels, costs, and more. Features talent from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Picture Books By Latino Writers: A Guide For Librarians, Teachers, Parents, And Students by Sherry York (Linworth, 2002). This informative guide focuses on picture books of original stories (not translations or retellings) by U.S. Latino writers that are set in the U.S. and currently in print (English or bilingual formats). Includes: a chapter on The Need for Authentic Latino Literature; extensively annotated bibliography; author biographies; and more. Highly recommended.

Cynsational News

Books on Tape, a division of Random House, presents “Now Hear This!” featuring a live reading of several selections by John Lee (the celebrated British performer who narrated audiobooks such as A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry and Tai-Pan by James Clavell) beginning at 7 p.m. Monday April 4 at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, in Austin.

The program is a benefit for the Austin Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Austin Public Library and the Library Partners.

Wine, cheese, and dessert provided (and also some great door prizes…). The cost is $15 per person. Call (512) 974-7346 or get online at to reserve your tickets or buy them at the door.