MediaSource Inc. announced today that Library Journal editor-in-chief Francine Fialkoff is leaving LJ effective September 1, ending an extraordinary career that spanned 35 years, with over 15 years at its helm (as editor and editor-in-chief). Under her leadership, LJ moved from a print magazine to a multiplatform entity. “Francine’s departure leaves all of us at LJ saddened,” said Ian Singer, v-p and group publisher, Library Journals, LLC. “We wish Francine the absolute best in her future.” Effective immediately, LJ’s executive editor Michael Kelley will take over as interim editor-in-chief.

Fialkoff plans to stay in the library world and can be reached here. Her final editorial will appear in the September 15 print LJ.