Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
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Senior Electronic Publisher-in-Residence and Graduate Program Director for Publishing and Writing (2007)
B.A. Skidmore College
John Rodzvilla has worked on a variety of editorial, production, and subsidiary rights endeavors in publishing. He acquired and developed non-fiction titles for Da Capo Press, Perseus Publishing, and Basic Books, including titles on business writing, weblog development, forensic science, and general non-fiction. At Perseus, Rodzvilla was responsible for a print-on-demand program that took out-of-print backlist titles and put them back into print as paperbacks. Rodzvilla also worked in the subsidiary rights department of the Perseus Books Group where he licensed titles for translation in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. Additionally, at Perseus, he was part of the digital rights team that developed digital initiatives with Google, Amazon, Sony, and Microsoft.
Rodzvilla edited the first collection of weblog writings, We've Got Blog (Basic Books), in 2002. While earning his Master's in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, Rodzvilla received a grant to study the applications of the Amazon Kindle in the library and worked in the library's technical services department. Rodzvilla has presented on social networks and blogging for libraries across the country, including at the Computers in Library conference, the American Library Association's annual conference, and the annual conference for the Association of College and Research Libraries. Currently a consultant on digitization and new media, Rodzvilla also lectures and writes within the library community on the role of new technology in scholarship and information services.