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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
Mara Thacker

Mara Thacker

South Asian Studies Librarian & Asst. Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries

Mara Thacker’s love of Indian culture began at 18 when she watched her first Bollywood film. Captivated, she dove into South Asian literature, learned Hindi, and, ultimately, earned a degree in Indian literary and cultural studies. This gave her the tools to create a unique collection of South Asian comics and graphic novels at her library.

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