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Mission Bell Media publishes print and digital media for the library market with a focus on leadership. Publishing authoritative and empowering leadership content for libraries worldwide.

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Deflated Balls and Racist Rants, Can We Turn the Tide? Sports Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide From MBM

Rolf Janke

Santa Barbara, CA (June 25, 2015) – From bullying and racism, to doping, deflating and other scandals, the sports industry has never been more in need of strong leadership and ethics. By examining good leadership models as well as the challenges facing modern day sports, Sports Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide, gives readers a leadership-focused reference work that can enlighten, teach and shape future sports leaders. Sports Leadership is the latest offering from Mission Bell Media (MBM), the publisher of print and digital media for librarians and their community.

Exploring major themes related to individual and group leadership in sports communities, this authoritative, A to Z reference thoroughly covers such subjects as: ethics, business, education, sports organizations and leadership among athletes, coaches and managers. Over one hundred well-timed topics are included such as:

·       Cheating in Sports

·       Youth Sports Leadership

·       Coaching for Character

·       Managing Conflicts

·       Team Culture

·       Bullying/Hazing

·       Gender and Sports Leadership

·       Ranking Athletes

·       And many more…

Sports Leadership includes many research extras, including a helpful Reader’s Guide, Chronology and Resource Guide as well the complete Leadership Glossary: Essential Terms for the 21st Century covering over 950 essential leadership terms from an interdisciplinary perspective. This new reference title features relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of Sports Leadership. Covering topics from little league to Olympic and professional level sports, this title is a must have for all public, academic and school library collections.

Sports Leadership rounds out MBM’s first reference offerings, launching along with African American Leadership, Asian American Leadership and Hispanic American Leadership.

Editor Mark Dodds is an associate professor at Sate University of New York, College at Cortland where his research focuses on legal issues in sport business, international sport and sponsorship activation. Along with writing many journal articles he has co-edited an award winning reference sports management and marketing encyclopedia.

Editor James T. Reese, Ed.D. is an associate professor in the Sports Management program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reese conducts research in the areas of ticket operations, ethical issues related to sport, and facility and event management. His 2013 edited textbook was the first sports management text to address the field of ticket operations.

 


Media Contact and Publicist: Mary Kay Jezzini

A Voice for the 53 Million Hispanic Americans: Hispanic American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide From Mission Bell Media

Rolf Janke

Santa Barbara, CA (June 17, 2015) – About 53 million people in the United States identify themselves as Hispanic. Although many aspects of their culture and language are the same, they actually originate from many different backgrounds, requiring different representation and leadership challenges. Clarifying the conversation is: Hispanic American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide, the latest leadership-focused reference from Mission Bell Media, the publisher of print and digital media for librarians and their community.

From the arts, social issues, education, and business, to the organizations, media, and politics that affect Hispanic Americans, this must-have resource explores all the major interdisciplinary themes related to individual and group leadership in Hispanic American communities and beyond. This authoritative, up-to-date, A to Z reference thoroughly covers such timely topics as:

·       Advertising to Hispanics

·       Chicano Movement

·       Cuban Research Institute

·       Hispanics in the Military

·       Immigration Rights

·       Natural Citizenship Process

·       Spanish-Language Television

·       And many more…

Hispanic American Leadership includes many extras for those wanting deeper research, including a Reader's Guide that organizes the topics into seven general categories, a Chronology and a Resource Guide, as well the complete Leadership Glossary: Essential Terms for the 21st Century covering over 950 essential leadership terms from an interdisciplinary perspective. This new reference title features relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of Hispanic American leadership and is vital for all public, academic and school library collections.

Editor Dr. Victor Rodriguez is a professor and former chair of the department of Chicano and Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He writes extensively about the racialization of the Latino identity in the United States and the Caribbean and its impact on political behavior and education. He has written a book on the subject and has been widely published in both English and Spanish academic journals.

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Mission Bell Media (MBM) brings the leadership experience into context through digital and print media. Believing that leadership and innovation begins in the library, MBM publishes the best of thoughtfully curated, authoritative and inspirational leadership content for librarians, faculty and students, helping them learn from those who have already succeeded. Founded in 2013, Mission Bell Media is based in Santa Barbara, California. www.missionbellmedia.com

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Hispanic American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide

July 2015 / 560 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9907300-2-6 / $130 (print)

E-ISBN: 978-1-78539-257-3 / e-book pricing on request at learnmore@credoreference.com


Media Contact and Publicist: Mary Kay Jezzini

Mission Bell Media releases next reference title: Asian American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide

Rolf Janke

Santa Barbara, CA (June 11, 2015) –Mission Bell Media (MBM), the new publisher of print and digital media for librarians and their community is pleased to announce the launch of its latest reference title: Asian American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide.

Exploring all the major interdisciplinary themes related to individual and group leadership in the Asian American communities and beyond, this authoritative, up-to-date, A to Z reference thoroughly covers such subjects as: Center of Asian American Media, Orientalism, Asian American Banks, Bamboo Ceiling, Leadership in Corporate American and Global Business, Asian Women in Business, Japanese Americans Citizens League, Asians in the Military and so much more, all organized in the helpful Reader's Guide under these general categories:

Academic Leadership

Artistic Leadership

Aspects of Leadership

Business Leadership

National Origins and Cultures

Organizations and Institutions

Political and Social Leadership

Scientific and Technological Leadership

Asian American Leadership includes many extras for researchers, including a Chronology and Resource Guide as well the complete Leadership Glossary: Essential Terms for the 21st Century covering over 950 essential leadership terms from an interdisciplinary perspective. This timely reference title features relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of Asian American Leadership; it makes a great addition to all public, academic and school library collections.

Editor Don Nakanishi is the Director Emeritus of the University of California, Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center, the largest and most renowned research and teaching institute in Asian American studies in the nation. He is also Professor Emeritus of UCLA’s department of Asian American Studies and Education. Professor Nakanishi also cofounded Amerasia Journal, the top foundational academic journal for Asian American Studies.

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Mission Bell Media (MBM) brings the leadership experience into context through digital and print media. Believing that leadership and innovation begins in the library, MBM publishes the best of thoughtfully curated, authoritative and inspirational leadership content for librarians, faculty and students, helping them learn from those who have already succeeded. Founded in 2013, Mission Bell Media is based in Santa Barbara, California. www.missionbellmedia.com

Asian American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide

June 2015 / 560 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9907300-4-0 / $130 (print)

E-ISBN: 978-1-78539-256-6 / e-book pricing on request at learnmore@credoreference.com

 

 


Media Contact and Publicist: Mary Kay Jezzini

MBM releases first reference title: African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide

Rolf Janke

Santa Barbara, CA (June 4, 2015) –Mission Bell Media (MBM), a start-up publisher of print and digital media for librarians and their community with a focus on leadership and innovation, is pleased to announce that it has released its first reference title: African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide.

Exploring all the major interdisciplinary themes related to individual and group leadership in the African American communities and beyond, this authoritative, up-to-date, A to Z reference thoroughly covers such subjects as: Harlem Renaissance, Motown, Gender and Leadership, Black Business Network, NAACP, Civil Rights Leadership, Million Man March, Negro Baseball Leagues, and so much more, all organized in the helpful Reader's Guide under these general categories:

Academic Leadership

Artistic Leadership

Aspects of Leadership

Business Leadership

Leadership in Faith Communities

Political and Social Leadership

Scientific and Technological Leadership

Sports Leadership

African American Leadership includes many extras for researchers, including a Chronology and Resource Guide as well the complete Leadership Glossary: Essential Terms for the 21st Century covering over 950 essential leadership terms. Because this reference title features relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of leadership in the African American communities, it belongs on the shelves of all public, academic and school libraries.

Editor Dr. Tyson D. King-Meadows researches African American leadership, political attitudes and behavior, and American institutions, working with local, national, and international organizations on projects examining civic engagement and public policy, including the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

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Mission Bell Media (MBM) brings the leadership experience into context through digital and print media. Believing that leadership and innovation begins in the library, MBM publishes the best of thoughtfully curated, authoritative and inspirational leadership content for librarians, faculty and students, helping them learn from those who have already succeeded. Founded in 2013, Mission Bell Media is based in Santa Barbara, California. www.missionbellmedia.com

 Follow Mission Bell Media on:

Facebook - https://facebook.com/missionbellmedia

Twitter - https://twitter.com/MBMLeadership

On Leadership Blog: www.missionbellmedia.com

 African American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide

June 2015 / 560 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9907300-3-3 / $130 (print)

E-ISBN: 978-1-78539-255/e-book pricing on request at learnmore@credoreference.com


Media Contact and Publicist: Mary Kay Jezzini

Credo and Mission Bell Media Partner at ALA for Shout Out! One-for-One Leadership Glossary Giveaway

Rolf Janke

Promotion coincides with the launch of Mission Bell Media, and their new partnership with Credo.

Boston, Oxford, Santa Barbara – (January 21, 2015)Mission Bell Media, (MBM), the new reference publisher providing leadership-focused resources for librarians and their community, and Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, are partnering to give away MBM's first title, Leadership Glossary, at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Chicago.

Leadership Glossary: Essential Terms for the 21st Century, is an authoritative, up-to-date, and inter-disciplinary compendium of 750 of the most important terms used in leadership study and practice. Librarians who visit either booth during the conference (MBM, #1829 or Credo, #2432) will receive a free copy of the Leadership Glossary if they give a shout out to their favorite leader in the library; that leader will receive a copy of the book as well, along with a personal note letting them know they are a library leader who's making a difference.

The Shout Out! Giveaway is being held in conjunction with the launch of the “Mission Bell Media powered by Credo” partnership, in which Credo is the exclusive e-book aggregator for all MBM titles.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with such a respected reference aggregator as Credo," commented Rolf Janke, Mission Bell Media Founder and CEO. "They've always been a leader in the market, with their focus on the value of reference content for libraries, and since our focus is on library leadership, our partnership is a natural fit."

“We are excited at the prospect of this new partnership between Credo and Mission Bell Media," added Credo CEO Mike Sweet. "Rolf Janke has my respect and admiration as a leader in our industry and one who shares our vision for the role of reference in research and instruction."

In addition to the Shout Out! Giveaway of Leadership Glossary: Essential Terms for the 21st Century, free online access is also available at: corp.credoreference.com/missionbellmedia

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Media Contact and Publicist: Mary Kay Jezzini

Leadership in the library gets conversational at Mission Bell Media's blog: On Leadership

Rolf Janke

Santa Barbara, CA (September 30, 2014)  On Leadership, the blog from Mission Bell Media (MBM), has become the go-to place for librarians to read and write about leadership in the library.

MBM was launched this past spring, with the vision of providing leadership-focused print and digital resources for librarians and their community. Discussing issues in the library today, and learning from those in the library trenches, MBM's blog: On Leadership has already featured several prestigious library leaders who have provided key insights on the subject:

"I have been fortunate to have a number of leadership mentors. Each one of them saw my leadership potential and encouraged me to be a leader. They also encouraged me to say yes to opportunities." – Courtney L. Young, ALA President, Librarian and Professor of Women’s Studies, Penn State Greater Allegheny

"...we only advance as a profession and in our ability to advocate for our community members when courageous leaders step forward as idea champions to create change in their libraries and communities." Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Columnist for Library Journal's: "Leading from the Library" and "From the Bell Tower"

"Fail often and recover quickly. That’s advice I usually give everyone. I think it shows you are open to exploring the full range of opportunities that libraries can offer and willing to accept when something isn’t working and change the situation." Sue Polanka, Interim Associate University Librarian and Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries, Blog: "No Shelf Required"

"On Leadership is becoming a meeting spot for librarians to learn and dialogue together in a casual, conversational way," commented Rolf Janke, Mission Bell Media Founder and CEO. "We will continue to feature an ongoing rotation of library leaders giving their take on current library culture, as well as update our readers on MBM news, upfront conversations with the editors of our books, and provide sneak peeks at upcoming titles. We hope everyone will subscribe so they don't miss a thing!"

Those who want to be part of the leadership conversation can find On Leadership at: www.missionbellmedia.com.

Mission Bell Media will offer its initial reference titles, featuring relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of leadership across the disciplines, in early 2015.


Media Contact and Publicist: Mary Kay Jezzini

Press release: MBM introduces its blog: On Leadership

Rolf Janke

“When librarians lead, great things happen.” – Courtney Young, ALA President-Elect

Santa Barbara, CA (May 28, 2014) – Mission Bell Media (MBM), was recently launched with the vision of providing leadership-focused print and digital resources for librarians and their community. As a way to discuss issues in the library today, to learn from those in the library trenches, and to inform future publications, MBM has introduced its new blog: On Leadership with an opening interview with American Library Association President-Elect Courtney Young.

Bringing a fresh perspective to the leadership discussion, Mission Bell Media understands the importance of librarians and their ability to lead the way for others, so both the blog and the forthcoming reference titles will present relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of leadership across the disciplines, helping readers achieve success by learning from those who have already succeeded.

The blog, which will be written by a collection of library-focused voices, will feature interviews, intel and insights from leaders across the library and academic landscape and the first featured interviewee is the prestigious ALA President-Elect Courtney Young, who is head librarian at the J. Clarence Kelly Library at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

“We’re thrilled that Courtney Young has agreed to be our first featured interviewee for On Leadership,” commented Mission Bell Media founder Rolf Janke, who has over 35 years experience in the academic publishing industry. “Courtney brings a wealth of library leadership knowledge to our audience and is the perfect example of the type of leaders we’ll be featuring.”

“Librarians who lead are special people,” added Courtney Young. “They lead not only for the profession, but for their patrons. When librarians lead, great things happen: collections are improved, new services are implemented, relationships are developed with stakeholders, and professional development opportunities are created ensuring we stay at the top of our game and have the best skills possible to serve our community members.”

All those who want to be part of the leadership conversation can find On Leadership at: www.missionbellmedia.com.

 


Media Contact and Publicist: Mary Kay Jezzini

Just launched: Mission Bell Media

Rolf Janke

 

At the intersection of leadership and librarianship

 

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” – Douglas MacArthur

Santa Barbara, CA (Tuesday, April 29, 2014) – Rolf Janke, who has over 35 years experience in the academic publishing industry, has recently launched a new publishing venture: Mission Bell Media (MBM), with the vision of providing leadership-focused print and digital resources for librarians and their community.

 

Publishing relevant, engaging and inspiring reference content on the best of leadership across the disciplines, helping readers achieve success by learning from those who have already succeeded,Mission Bell Media understands the importance of librarians and their ability to lead the way for others. This fresh perspective on leadership is at the heart of MBM, which will introduce its first titles in the spring of 2015 with two different lines of offerings:

  •  MBM Leadership Reference – Single-volume, concise leadership reference guides for academic and public library markets
  • MBM Leadership in the Library Series – Innovative, relevant and affordable titles specifically for librarians in any library setting

 

 Mission Bell Media founder Rolf Janke brings extensive experience to this new venture, including being Founder and Vice President/Publisher of SAGE Reference, an imprint of SAGE Publications, Inc, where he created an award-winning academic reference publishing program. He was also VP/Publisher at ABC-CLIO, Editorial Director for Blackwell Publishers, and Executive Editor at International Thomson.

 

"At Mission Bell Media, we are a company that is all about listening, learning and doing, which I believe will translate into very relevant publications with a leadership theme for librarians," commented Rolf Janke, Mission Bell Media Founder and CEO. “A single driven focus on leadership may seem narrow to some, but for MBM, it’s the portal to uncover the vast interdisciplinary perspectives, issues and discussions that every leader and aspiring leader wants to be connected with.”

 

“Launching Mission Bell Media is a true adventure for me,” he continued. “I’m excited to use my expertise and experience to gauge the pulse of leadership studies and then, use that information to fulfill the diverse needs of the market. With these focused new MBM resources, librarians and their communities will recognize that the leadership conversation starts here.”

 


Media Contact and Publicist: Mary Kay Jezzini