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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.
THE NOMINATION PERIOD FOR 2018 IS NOW OPEN!

MOVERS & SHAKERS 2017: Innovators

Innovators | Educators | Digital Developers | Community Builders | Change Agents | Advocates
Reginald RB Burnette Jr.
Madeleine Charney
Trixie Dantis
Ryan Darrow
Melissa Dease
Tonya Angelique Garcia
Linda Hofschire
Chaitra Powell
Anthony Propernick
Melissa Dease

Melissa Dease

Youth Services Administrator
Dallas Public Library

As youth services administrator for the Dallas Public Library (DPL), Melissa Dease coordinates children’s programs and initiatives at all 29 library locations. It’s a role she takes to heart. Dease began in 2013, a time of “low staff morale, depressed operating budget, and skeleton staffing levels,” says nominator Jo Giudice, DPL director.

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

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