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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!

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The staffs of Library Journal and School Library Journal would like to thank the following for their participation in putting forward the names of those considered for inclusion here and for other recognition throughout the year.

Eileen Abels, Simmons Coll. SLIS, Boston; Katherine Adelberg, Texas State Lib. & Archives Commission, Austin; Margret Aldrich, Little Free Lib., Hudson, WI; Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Mid-Hudson Lib. Syst., Poughkeepsie, NY; Nakia Alford, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn; Abdul Tawala Alishtari, Elite Connect Real Estate, Brooklyn; Otis Alexander, Jarvis Christian Coll., Hawkins, TX; Catherine Alloway, Schlow Centre Region Lib., State College, PA; Ruth Amernick, San Francisco PL; Davis Erin Anderson, Metropolitan New York Lib. Council; Greg Anderson, Casa Grande Union H.S., AZ; Jessica Appleyard, Cobb Cty. Sch. Dist., Marietta, GA; Xan Arch, Univ. of Portland, OR; Nora Armstrong, Cumberland Cty. PL & Info Ctr., Fayetteville, NC; Katrina Asante, NYS Sen. Gustavo Rivera, Bronx, NY; Richard E. Ashby Jr., Black Caucus ALA, Yeadon, PA; Wendy Augustus, UWI ROYTEC, Port of Spain, Trinidad; Frances Ba, Nathan W. Collier Lib., Miami Gardens, FL; Thomas Bailey, Hopkins Dist. Lib., MI; Lynn Baird, Univ. of Idaho Lib., Moscow; Brian Bannon, Chicago PL; Cathy Bartel, Toledo-Lucas Cty. PL; Erinn Batykefer, Westport Lib., CT; Terry Beck, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA; Steven Bell, Temple Univ., Philadelphia; Lori Bell, , , ; Angelina Benedetti, King Cty. Lib. Syst., Burien, WA; Jenny Benedict, West Vancouver Memorial Lib., BC; Joseph Benford, Free Lib. of Philadelphia; David Bernstein, Montefiore Medical Ctr., Bronx, NY; Leslie Birkett, Children’s Svcs., New York; Michael Blackwell, St. Mary’s Cty. Lib., Leonardtown, MD; Jim Blanton, Louisville Free PL, KY; Barbara Bolek, Mardigian Lib., Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn; Sam Bookston, Needham H.S., MA; Dana Braccia, LSSI, Rockville, MD; Deirdre Brennan, Reaching Across Illinois Lib. Syst. (RAILS), Burr Ridge; Laurie Bridges, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis; Peter Bromberg, Salt Lake City PL; Jason Broughton, Live Oak PL, Savannah; Karen Brower, Dorr Twp. Lib., MI; Reilly Brower, Dorr Twp. Lib., MI; Kenneth Brown, NAICA, Bronx, NY; Katrina Brown, Mary Brown Kooi Lib., Sheridan Coll., WY; Curtis Brundy, Wartburg Coll., Waverly, IA; Marissa Bucci, Ferguson Lib., Stamford, CT; Sean Buckner, Texas A&M Univ. Libs., Coll. Station; Jamie Bukovac, Indian Prairie PL Dist., Darien, IL; Christopher Burch, HRA, Bronx, NY; Laura Burnett, LSSI, Rockville, MD; Beverly Cain, State Lib. of Ohio, Columbus; Jonathan Cain, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene; Hilary Cantwell, St. Pauls Community Coll., Waterford, Ireland; Laura Carscaddon, Georgia State Univ. Lib., Atlanta; Chad Castro, JoVE, Cambridge, MA; Krissa Corbett Cavouras, Brooklyn PL; Norma Cervantes, Santa Barbara PL Syst., CA; Genevia Chamblee-Smith, Cooley, LLP, Washington, DC; Jennifer Chang, Free Lib. of Philadelphia; Galina Chernykh, Harrison PL, NY; Loretta Chien, San Francisco PL; Ryan Claringbole, Wisconsin Dept. of Pub. Instruction, Madison; Jennifer Coffey, Pflugerville PL, TX; Sharon Comstock, Evansville Vanderburgh PL, IN; Melody Condron, Univ. of Houston Libs.; Sue Considine, Fayetteville Free Lib., NY; Jeanne Cook, Friends of the Elgin Community Lib., Fletcher, OK; Kira Cooper, Elsevier, San Diego; Carolyn Coulter, PrairieCat RAILS, Coal Valley, IL; Teresa Cowan, City of Cottage Grove, OR; Myles Crane, , , ; Susan Currie, Tompkins Cty. PL, Ithaca, NY; Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic, Rutgers Univ. Libs., Camden, NJ; Nancee Dahms-Stinson, Springfield-Greene Cty. Lib., MO; Sharon Daniels, Pine View Elementary Sch., Rockwood, TN; Diana Davidson, Govt. of Alberta, Edmonton; Kate Davis, Queensland Univ. of Technology, Biggera Waters, Australia??; Elly Dawson, Victor Farmington Lib., NY; Helene Delillo, New York; Kate DeMeester, Pima Cty. PL, Tucson, AZ; Melissa DeWild, BookOps/New York PL, Long Island City; Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Mother Goose on the Loose, LLC, Baltimore; Susan Dillinger, New Port Richey PL, FL; Sha Dishong, Live Oak PLs, Savannah; Katy DiVittorio, Auraria Lib., Denver; Martha DiVittorio, Bellmore Memorial Lib., NY; Roger D. Dixon, Hopkins Dist. Lib., MI; Deirdre Donohue, Intl. Ctr. of Photography, New York; Elisabeth Doucett, Curtis Memorial Lib., Brunswick, ME; Laurie Ann Doyle, Berkeley, CA; Ken Draves, Poudre River PL Dist., Fort Collins, CO; Valerie Dube, Milton Academy, MA; Renae Duncan, Murray State Univ., KY; Judith Dupre, Mamaroneck, NY; Jessie East, Springfield-Greene Cty. Lib., MO; Judy Edelhoff, Washington, DC; Tana Elias, Madison PL, WI; Jill Emery, Portland State Univ., OR; Hector Escobar, Univ. of Dayton; Isabel Espinal, UMass Amherst Libs.; Kevin Ferguson, ASA Coll., New York; Julia Fernandez, Middletown Free Lib., Lima, PA; Dustin Fife, Western State Colorado Univ. Lib., Gunnison; Megan Fink, Opening the Book, Williamsport, PA; Joann Flick , Montana State Lib., Helena; Jim Flury, Lib. Network, Novi, MI; Nauria Fontana, IFCatarinense, Concórdia, SC; Katie Fox, Colorado State Lib., Denver; Nicole Frilling, Kenton Cty. PL, Ft. Mitchell, KY; Sharon Fung, San Jose PL, CA; Mimi Gabriel, Hopkins Dist. Lib., MI; Ronald Gagnon, North of Boston Lib. Exchange, Danvers, MA; Elisa Anais Garcia, New York PL, Bronx, NY; Francesca Garibaldi, Monterey PL, CA; Anne Garner, New York Academy of Medicine; Deborah George & Barbara Spruill, Gwinnett Cty. PL, Lawrenceville, GA; Lisa German, Univ. of Houston; Kelli Getz, Univ. of Houston; Sherry Gick, Five Star Tech. Solutions, Sellersburg, IN; Pat Gilleland, Wilderness Coast PLs., Monticello, FL; Jo Giudice, Dallas PL; Naomi Gold, Berkeley Coll., Staten Island, NY; Jordan Graham, New York PL; Wanda Grandberry, Southwest Chatham Lib., Savannah; Carl Grant, Univ. of Oklahoma Libs., Norman; Elizabeth T. Gray Jr, New York PL; Katherine Griffin, Mesa PL, AZ; Valerie Gross, Howard Cty. Lib. Syst., Ellicott City, MD; Eugene Hainer, Colorado State Lib., Denver; Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, Chagrin Falls, OH; Susan Halverson, Arizona State Univ., Scottsdale; Holly Hampton, Clayton State Lib., Morrow, GA; Dorothy Hargrove, City of Englewood, CO; Marilyn Harhai, Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania; Alan Harkness, Chattahoochee Valley Libs., Columbus, GA; Laura Henry, Palos Verdes Lib. Dist., Rolling Hills Estates, CA; Rod Henshaw, Drake Univ., Des Moines; Kristina Hernandez, Santa Barbara PL, CA; Carrie Herrmann, Boone Cty. PL, Burlington, KY; Ben Himmelfarb, White Plains PL, NY; Cheryl Holder, Scottsboro PL, AL; Dustin Holland, Better World Books, Mishawaka, IN; Jan Holmquist, Guldborgsund PL, Nykøbing F, New Zealand; Gabrielle Holt, Hanahauoli Sch., Honolulu; Peg Hooper, Jefferson Cty. PL, Arvada, CO; Heather Howard, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN; Regina Howard-Norman, Dress for Success Worldwide, Bronx & Manhattan, NY; Kim Howell, Stockwell Place Elementary, Bossier City, LA; Andrea Hudak, Toledo-Lucas Cty. PL; Mark Hughes, Kitsap Regional Lib., Bremerton, WA; Kara Hunter, Charlotte Mecklenburg Lib., NC; Martha Hutzel, Central Rappahannock Regional Lib., Fredericksburg, VA; Jennifer Ingold, Bay Shore Social Studies Dept., NY; Sandra Intrieri, Putnam Valley H.S., NY; October Ivins, Sharon, MA; Debbie Jack, Parkland Community Lib., Allentown, PA; JoAnn Jacoby, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lib.; Amanda Barnett Jacover, Wilmette P.L., IL; Jill Jean, Kitsap Regional Lib., Bremerton, WA; Michelle Jeffers, San Francisco PL; Nicole Johnson, Oakwood PL, IL; Wendi Kaspar, Texas A&M Univ. Libs., College Station; Leonora Kaufmann, Charlotte Mecklenburg Lib., NC; James Keehbler, Piscataway PL, NJ; Kristina Kelley-Johnson, Grantsburg PL, WI; Ronnie Kennedy, NYPL; Victor Kim, Montefiore, Bronx, NY; Courtney Kincaid, North Richland Hills Lib., TX; Christine King, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames; Sue Kowalski, Pine Grove Middle Sch., Brewerton, NY; Nancy Kranich, Rutgers Univ. Libs., New Brunswick, NJ; Jason Kuhl, Arlington Heights Memorial Lib., IL; Margo Kulseth, Waseca PL, MN; Kathryn Kuntz, Rapid City PL, SD; Dele Ladejobi, Long Beach City Coll. Lib., CA; Theresa Laffey, Medina Cty. Dist. Lib., OH; Paul Lai, Walden Univ. Writing Ctr., Minneapolis; Alice Lee, Porter Ranch Community Sch., CA; Sandra Lee, Birmingham PL, AL; Heidi Lewis, Boise PL, ID; Thomas Lide, Richland Lib., Columbia, SC; Chang Liu, Loudoun Cty. PL, Leesburg, VA; Lynn Lobash, New York PL; Erika Long, Bearden H.S., Knoxville, TN; Sharon Long, Syosset PL, NY; Irene Lopatovska, Pratt Inst., Sch. of Information, New York; Rachel Lynch, Sussex Cty. Dept. of Libs., Georgetown, DE; Karen McClung, Pulaski Cty. PL, Winamac, IN; Kendra McFall, Canon City PL, CO; Timothy McGeary, Duke Univ. Libs., Durham, NC; Lily Iona MacKenzie, Univ. of San Francisco, Richmond, CA; Sandra McKiver, Live Oak PLs, Savannah; Karina McKoy, Univ. of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales; Suzanne McMillen, Oak Lawn Branch, Cranston, RI; Barbara Madsen, Rutgers Mason Gross Sch. of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ; Ghadeer Magdy, Alexandria Univ., El-Shatby, COUNTRY?; Stacy Mainiero, Vineland Pub. Schs., NJ; Brandon Mares, Cañon City PL, CO; Jamie Markus, Wyoming State Lib., Cheyenne; Michelle Martin, Burlington Cty. Lib. Syst., Westampton, NJ; Amy Mather, Omaha PL; Daniel Mauchley, Duchesne Cty. Lib., UT; Lara Mayelian, King Cty. Lib. Syst., Issaquah, WA; Zackary Medlin, Texas A&M Univ. Libs., College Station; Nancy Messenger, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA; Rebecca Metzger, UC Santa Barbara Lib.; Paula Miller, Baltimore Cty. PL, Towson, MD; Gina Millsap, Topeka & Shawnee Cty. PL, KS; Sandra Mitchell, National Action Network, New York; Carol Moore, Oakwood Grade Sch., IL; Jim Morris-Knower, Cornell Univ. Lib., Ithaca, NY; Michael Mosca, Islip H.S., NY; Charlene Muhr, Half Hollow Hills Community Lib., Dix Hills, NY; Vanessa Nastro, Port Washington PL, NY; Emily Nichols, New York PL; Elaina Norlin, Broward Cty. Lib., Fort Lauderdale, FL; Joanna Novick, Milton Academy Lib., MA; Annabelle Nuñez, Univ. of Arizona Health Sciences Lib., Tucson; Linda Oaks, Wakulla Cty. PL, Crawfordville, FL; Deborah O’Connor, MTA New York City Transit, Brooklyn; Vailey Oehlke, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR; Elin O’Hara-Gonya, SUNY Plattsburgh Lib.; Karen Okamoto, John Jay Coll. Lib., CUNY; Peggy O’Lea, Shasta Lib. Fdn., Redding, CA; Cynthia Mari Orozco, East Los Angeles Coll., Monterey Park, CA; Michael Palladino, New York; Kristi Palmer, IUPUI Univ. Lib., Indianapolis; Judy Panitch, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lib.; Negla Parris, Brooklyn PL; Karen Pasquel, F.A. March Elementary Sch., Easton, PA; Sam Passey, Uintah Cty. Lib., Vernal, UT; Kathleen Peiffer, New Mexico State Lib., Santa Fe; Christine Perkins, Whatcom Cty. Lib. Syst., Bellingham, WA; Sara Phillips, Cleveland Heights–Univ. Heights PL; Annie Pho, UCLA; Janet Piehl, Wilmette P.L., IL; Jessica Rae Pleasant, Dallas PL; Andy Plemmons, David C. Barrow Elementary, Athens, GA; Anne Plessl, McMaster Univ. Lib., Hamilton, Ont.; Mark Polizzotti, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Kitty Pope, Windsor PL, Ont.; Lauren Pressley, Univ. of Washington Tacoma; Charlotte Price, Barnard Coll. Lib., New York; Denise Raleigh, Gail Borden PL Dist., Elgin, IL; Jerry Rallow, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp, New York; Zoraida Ramos, SAGE, New York; Tamara Ramsey, Coll. Gate Elementary Sch., Anchorage, AK; Archie Rand, Brooklyn Coll., CUNY; Diana Ratliff, Mendocino Coll. Lib., Ukiah, CA; Elizabeth Reardon, Milton Academy Lib., MA; Kim Leeder Reed, Coll. of Western Idaho Lib., Nampa; Lori Reed, NoveList, Durham, NC; Michele Reilly, James E. Brooks Lib., Ellensburg, WA; Hannah Rempel, Oregon State Univ. Libs., Corvallis; Victoria Riese, NIH Lib., Bethesda, MD; Lisa Rosenblum, Brooklyn PL; Sarah Rosenblum, Marshalltown PL, IA; Leslie Rush, Socorro ISD Americas H.S., El Paso, TX; Deborah Rutter, Cheshire PL, CT; Andrew Sandler, Bronx Community Board 7, NY; Adaline Walker Santiago, Bronx Community Board 7, NY; MaryEllin Santiago, Gale, Farmington Hills, MI; Rivkah Sass, Sacramento PL, CA; Devin Savage, Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago; Melanie Schnieders, Foley PL, AL; Jessica Schomberg, Minnesota State Univ., Mankato; Gail Mueller Schultz, Hennepin Cty. Lib., Minnetonka, MN; Gina Scioscia, Boulder PL, CO; Wendy Scott, North Carolina State Univ. Libs., Raleigh; Diane Sebastian, Dover Free PL, NJ; Jane Secker, London Sch. of Economics, England; Jenny Semenza, Idaho State Univ. Lib., Pocatello; Claudia Serbanuta, Natl. Assn. of Romanian PLs, Bucharest; Sophia Serlis-McPhillips, Middle Country PL, Centereach, NY; Laura Shabott, Provincetown PL, MA; Suzanne Shaffer, Penn State York; Selwa Shamy, Somerset Cty. Lib. Syst. of New Jersey, Bridgewater; Louise Shea, New York PL; Scott Sheidlower, York Coll./CUNY; April Sheppard, Arkansas State Univ., Jonesboro; Manya Shorr, Dist. of Columbia PL, DC; Selena Shull, Cary, NC; Marion Slack, Coll. of Pharmacy Univ. of Arizona, Tucson; Alan Smith, Florence Cty. Lib., SC; Lisa Smyth, Brook Ave. Elementary Sch. Lib., Bay Shore, NY; Jennifer Snider, Shasta Early Literacy Partnership, Redding, CA; Marcy Sparks, Socorro ISD Lib. Svcs., El Paso, TX; Linda Speas, Arapahoe Libs., Englewood, CO; Kimberly Spring, New York PL; Pauline Stacchini, Dallas PL; Gail Staines, Univ. of Central Missouri, Warrensburg; Sid Stanfill, Wyoming Lib. Assn., Pinedale; Adrienne Strock, New Oreans PL; Audrey Sturgis, Cambridgeport Sch., MA; Francie Sullivan, City of Redding, CA; Nancy Sullivan, Madison H.S., Portland, OR; Deb Sullivan, York Cty. Libs., PA; Paul Sunday, Pratt Inst. and New York Film Academy, Jersey City; Luke Swarthout, New York PL; Kathryn Takach, Dearborn PL, MI; Elisabeth Tappeiner, Hostos Community Coll. Lib., Bronx, NY; Roy Tennant, OCLC, San Mateo, CA; Leslie Tetrault, , , ; Colleen Theisen, Univ. of Iowa Libs., Iowa City; Suzanne Thinnes, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh; Becca Todd, Berkeley Unified Sch. Dist., CA; Mary Jo Torgeson, Anchorage PL, AK; John Trischitti, Midland Cty. PLs, TX; Miriam Tuliao, BookOps, Long Island City, NY; Patricia Tumulty, New Jersey Lib. Assn., Trenton; Jamie Turbak, Oakland PL; Michelle Underhill, State Lib. of North Carolina, Raleigh; Susan Upole, Delmar PL, DE; Ellen Urbani, West Linn, OR; Rachel Vacek, Univ. of Michigan Lib., Ann Arbor; Kaya Van Beynen, Nelson Poynter Memorial Lib., St. Petersburg, FL; Andy Van Solkema, Grand Rapids, MI; Nikki Van Thiel, Denver PL; Jan Vaughn, Warren-Trumbull Cty. PL, OH; Molly Vazquez, Olathe PL, KS; Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist, Chicago; Brenda Von Almen, Charlestown H.S., IN; Lisa Von Drasek, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Donna Walker, Jefferson Cty. PL, Lakewood, CO; Katie Walton, Chesapeake PL, VA; Kris Ward, Toledo-Lucas Cty. PL; Candice Watkins, Tacoma Community Coll. Lib.; Kelvin Watson, Queens Lib., Jamaica, NY; Lisa Wells, Pioneer Lib. Assn., Norman, OK; Melissa Welz, Horace Mann Elementary Sch., North Bergen, NJ; Leah White, Skokie PL, IL; Natalie Williams, Indian Prairie PL, Darien, IL; Mary Williams, Oak Lawn PL, IL; Johnnie H. Williams Jr., New York; Lonnie Williford, Charlotte Mecklenburg Lib., NC; Emily Witkowski, Maplewood Memorial Lib., NJ; Anne Wodnick, Gloucester Cty. Lib. Syst., Mullica Hill, NJ; Babette Wofter, Licking Cty. Lib., Newark, OH; Jim Wolfe, Oakwood PL, IL; Anita Womack-Weidner, New York State Unified Court Syst.; Betsy Young, Austin Community Coll., TX; Christian Zabriskie, Urban Librarians Unite, Woodside, NY; Nancy Zeman, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Pub. Sch. Fdn., NC