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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: Community Builders

Innovators | Educators | Digital Developers | Community Builders | Change Agents | Advocates
Joan Divor
Deb Koep
Kelly McElroy
Kim McNeil-Capers
Ann Plazek
Colette Poitras
Robyn Saunders
Mara Thacker
Jesse Vieau
Deb Koep

Deb Koep

Chief Librarian
North Vancouver City Library, BC

When Deb Koep started asking around about how the West Vancouver Memorial Library, BC, could meet local technology needs, “a lot of folks thought all I’d hear was ‘faster Wi-Fi,’?” says the former head of technology, communications, and collections. Instead of settling for meeting only basic immediate needs, however, she opted to dive deeper and find a way truly to understand her...

MOVERS ON THE MAP

Find out how many—and which—Movers are from your home state, province, or country.

PREVIOUS MOVERS

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MOVERS BY CATEGORY

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MOVERS IN THE NEWS

See what past Movers have been up to ...

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