January 14, 2018

Sergio Chaparro Univazo | Movers & Shakers 2003

The Biggest Picture Those who know Sergio Chaparro wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it was a cataloging class, of all things, that piqued his interest in librarianship. He is as fascinated with the intellectual aspects of information science (“I loved learning how knowledge could be organized”) as he is an advocate for brick-and-mortar libraries. […]

Carol Sinwell | Movers & Shakers 2003

Boundary Hopping Carol Sinwell doesn’t like arbitrary boundaries. She has been a teacher, in both a public and a parochial school, a reference librarian and a branch manager in a public library, and a librarian and manager in a community college, but all those roles have a way of overlapping. In 1991, when a branch […]

Caroline Hallsworth | Movers & Shakers 2003

Equipped To Do Anything There are many unusual jobs in the field of librarianship, but perhaps none so singular or diverse as that held by Caroline Hallsworth. As general manager of Citizen and Leisure Services for the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, her responsibilities encompass not only running the library system but also being in […]

Mary Buckley | Movers & Shakers 2003

Just Do It Mary Buckley believes there are two things people worry about: the things you can do something about and the things you can’t. If you can fix them, you should just do it, and if you can’t, there’s no point in wasting time and energy obsessing about them. To be sure, there’s some […]

Doreen Woods | Movers & Shakers 2003

The Importance of Empowerment “It’s wonderful when you do a preschool story hour and you go to the supermarket and a little kid says, ‘Mommy, look, it’s the librarian.’ You know the library has made his life a little better.” Whether reading stories, getting a telecaption decoder to a family with a disabled member, or […]

Marc Davis | Movers & Shakers 2003

The Fixer Just show Marc Davis a problem and his eyes light up: it gets all the same creative juices flowing that used to inspire his sf stories, back when he still had spare time for writing. He’s not a librarian, but he has worked with librarians to create WebWizard, a database-driven web application that […]

Donna Reed | Movers & Shakers 2003

A Vital Link At age six, Donna Reed knew she wanted to become a librarian. She didn’t enter library school, however, until she was 39, partly because she lacked access to a library school. Still, all her jobs were in libraries; she even gained the title of “law librarian” at two legal jobs. So when […]

Lesley Moyo | Movers & Shakers 2003

Bringing Information Literacy Home Lesley Mutinta Moyo gets around. A native of Zambia, she began her professional career as a lecturer in library studies at the University of Zambia. She moved on to the University of Zimbabwe Library, where she was science and technology librarian and head of reader services, and then to the University […]

Carrol Lunau | Movers & Shakers 2003

Weaving a Web “In many ways, getting libraries in Canada to work together is like herding cats,” Carrol Lunau observes, soft-spoken but wry. Her job is to link the systems together, nationally and regionally. While the National Library’s grand plans have been only partly fulfilled – there’s no national library card – the provinces have […]

Steven Fullwood and Lela J. Sewell-Williams | Movers & Shakers 2003

Life Savers Preservation is one of the great missions and challenges for librarianship. But for the African American community, the preservation issue is even more pressing, as untold archival treasures crucial to understanding African American history are likely moldering in attics or being put on the curb. So it’s a good thing the profession has […]