Kerry Finnamore has joined Sourcebooks in the new role of editorial manager, illustration and art services. Finnamore has previously been involved with acquisitions, illustrations, and art management for Publications International and Cottage Door Press. Chelsey Moler Ford has joined as production editor.
Chelsea Hunter has joined Abrams Children as senior designer. Previously, she was designer at Holiday House.
Mackenzie Hickey has joined Gallery Books Group as senior marketing manager, returning to the publisher after leaving publishing to work for a Colorado clean energy company. Kayleigh Webb has joined Saga Press as senior publicist & marketer. She was previously a publicist for Avon Books/Harper Voyager.
Lisa Erwin has been promoted to executive director, production at Simon & Schuster.
Constance Edmonds has been promoted to project manager, creative services at Workman.
Joy Bivins has been promoted to director of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, starting June 21. She succeeds Kevin Young, who left in January to head the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In their obituary of Dick Robinson, the NYT reports that his son Reece said the cause of death was said “a sudden stroke or heart attack while Mr. Robinson was out for a walk near the family’s home” on Martha’s Vineyard.