Back in 2018 we celebrated Dolly Parton for her role as a champion of literacy, and today we bring you a new hero from a very different place. In the video below, you’ll meet Raheema Jalal, responsible for starting a program to bring books to rural regions of Pakistan via Roshan the camel. There’s something universal about the joy on a child’s face as they find a new book in their hands, and I hope this helps lighten your Friday.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.

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