CHICAGO — Sanhita SinhaRoy joined the American Library Association staff on October 24 as associate editor of American Libraries magazine. She will be responsible for writing news stories and blog posts, copyediting and fact-checking feature articles and columns, and assisting with the preparation and production of the weekly e-newsletter American Libraries Direct. SinhaRoy will also work directly with selected authors and columnists in preparing content for the magazine and the American Libraries website.
SinhaRoy has extensive news and editorial experience in both nonprofit and consumer media. Her most recent position was as copy editor for Playboy since 2009, where she helped develop story ideas, conducted interviews, and worked closely with editorial and production staff to meet monthly deadlines.
Prior to that she was managing editor of the Chicago-based In These Times from 2007 to 2009, helping to supervise the small, dedicated staff of the monthly magazine published by the Institute for Public Affairs. She also served as editor (2003–2007) and associate editor (2001–2003) of the Progressive Media Project, an affiliate of The Progressive magazine in Madison, Wisconsin, that commissions and places op-ed commentaries on a wide range of issues for the McClatchy wire service. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington, where she had a second major in political science. SinhaRoy replaces Associate Editor Sean Fitzpatrick, who left the position in May to pursue consulting opportunities.
“We are delighted that Sanhita has joined the American Libraries team,” said interim coeditor George Eberhart. “She brings a wide range of experience as a journalist and writer as well as a passion for editorial accuracy that will enhance our coverage of trends in librarianship and technology.”
“It’s a privilege to be adding Sanhita’s voice to our editorial family of library advocates,” added interim coeditor Beverly Goldberg. “The readers of American Libraries will be well served by her keen analytic instincts.”
American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association, continues its 104-year tradition of keeping readers informed in print and (increasingly) online. The American Libraries suite of publications includes:
- six print issues of American Libraries and at least four digital supplements per year;
- American Libraries Direct,the award-winning weekly e-newsletter;
- americanlibrariesmagazine.org, a continually updated, comment-enabled website;
- a growing family of blogs, including “Inside Scoop,” “Ask the ALA Librarian,” “Censorship Watch,” “Global Reach,” and “E-Content”;
- a Twitter feed and Facebook page; and
- video archives at AL Focus with coverage of conferences and events, interviews, profiles, and more.
American Libraries, the premier source of news and information about the library and information science profession and published by the American Library Association, has been keeping library and information science and technology workers in touch with the profession’s most current concerns for more than a century.