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Movers & Shakers
Each year, LJ shines a spotlight on a cohort of about fifty top changemakers who are transforming what it means to be a librarian.
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MOVERS & SHAKERS 2017

Library Journal

Now in its 16th year, LJ’s Movers & Shakers provides an annual snapshot of the transformative work being done by those in libraries of all types and sizes and across the field. At a time when individual and collective actions matter more than ever, the 52 people profiled here reflect the outsize impact librarians can have ...

CLASS OF 2017 WINNER:
Cynthia Mari Orozco

Librarian for Equitable Services, East Los Angeles College Library, Monterey Park, CA

ADVOCATE
Cynthia Mari Orozco realizes asking a librarian for assistance can be intimidating. Her first and only experience asking for guidance as an undergraduate resulted in...

MEET THE CLASS OF 2017

INNOVATORS
Reginald RB Burnette Jr.
Madeleine Charney
Trixie Dantis
Ryan Darrow
Melissa Dease
Tonya Angelique Garcia
Linda Hofschire
Chaitra Powell
Anthony Propernick
EDUCATORS
Pete Barrell
Theresa Burress
Brandy McNeil
Liz Phipps Soeiro
Ilana Stonebraker
D. Joshua Taylor
Krista Welz
Tyler Works
Amie Wright
DIGITAL DEVELOPERS
Sarah Clayton
Lindsay Cronk
Monica Dombrowski
Carlos Galeana
Jennifer Johnson
Rebecca Pou
Ann Schoenenberger
Sara Trettin
COMMUNITY BUILDERS
Joan Divor
Deb Koep
Kelly McElroy
Kim McNeil-Capers
Ann Plazek
Colette Poitras
Robyn Saunders
Mara Thacker
Jesse Vieau
CHANGE AGENTS
Erik Berman
Emily Johansson
Katie Johnson
Jason Kucsma
Sophie Maier
Laura Rogers
Gina Seymour
Aiden Street
ADVOCATES
Doug Baldwin
Sarah Bean Thompson
Nancy Evans
Chancey Fleet
Annie Gaines
Nicholas Higgins
Sarah LeMire
Cynthia Mari Orozco
Sandy Tharp-Thee

MOVERS ON THE MAP

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