November 24, 2017

Corinne Hill | Movers & Shakers 2004

Service with Style Although a librarian for only eight years, Corinne Hill is already known in Dallas and Denton, TX, for turning dull, little-used branches into vibrant community centers. A stylish woman with a zest for shopping, Hill loves developing new collections and showing them off. She sees no reason why a library should not […]

Janet Crowther | Movers & Shakers 2004

It’s Not About Me Janet Crowther was surprised to be considered a Mover & Shaker. As community partnership director for Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL), she has made a point of staying in the background so that the other stars–the librarians, the library, the community partners–can shine. ‘It’s not about me,’ she says; it’s about embedding […]

Philip M. Davis | Movers & Shakers 2004

  The Importance of Quantification As a college student, Phil Davis intended to become a scientist. But as he studied population genetics of a family of mosses, monitoring his experiments daily, he wondered, ‘Is this really how I want to spend my life?’ After taking time off to read philosophy and bike his way around […]

Lynne Cutler | Movers & Shakers 2004

Making Curiosity Accessible Lynne Cutler’s driving force is the intense curiosity that led her to audit 24 additional courses while studying librarianship. It’s what drives her to make Oakland Public Library’s services available to those with disabilities, so that everyone can have ‘access to all the things in life I treasure, like books, words, music, […]

Chance Hunt | Movers & Shakers 2004

Acting on Behalf of Youth Few might think there is much of a connection between acting and librarianship, but Chance Hunt says his acting career in Los Angeles provided him with skills he uses today as a youth services librarian, from programming with kids to representing the library at citywide meetings. Hunt oversees systemwide services […]

Nicholas Bogaty | Movers & Shakers 2004

  E-Books Mediator Nick Bogaty isn’t a librarian, but he plays nicely with them, along with publishers, hardware manufacturers, software producers, database vendors, and disability rights advocates. All are groups that share an interest in making e-books work for their customers. Getting these competing interests together to create common standards for digital book production and […]

Lorena Mata | Movers & Shakers 2004

  I Can Do That Fresh out of library school, Lorena Mata has already made a mark on her community. At the San Jose Public Library (SJPL) she conducts public Internet classes in Spanish and English and gives quarterly English and Spanish-language presentations at neighborhood academies. She has also made herself a favorite with the […]

Betsy Diamant-Cohen | Movers & Shakers 2004

Beyond the Comfort Zone What have librarians got to do with brain research? Much more than most librarians realize, says Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Children’s Programming Specialist at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore. Her original plan was to be a social worker, but it was suggested that she could be equally effective in improving lives as […]

Eva Miller | Movers & Shakers 2004

  Ordering Chaos Eva Miller has a knack for creating order out of disorder. She single-handedly brought Oregon’s virtual reference service, Answerland, live in just under 90 days, says Rivkah Sass, now director of the Omaha Public Library. Miller created its web site, designed the graphics, developed marketing materials, and recruited and trained librarians–all while […]

Cathy Hartman | Movers & Shakers 2004

  Government Accounting After 15 years alone in her studio, working as an artist, Cathy Hartman wanted to get out into the world. Career testing suggested librarianship (also military officer because of her penchant for taking charge). Her strong belief that citizens had a right to know what their government was up to made government […]