November 21, 2017

Sandra Tauler | Movers & Shakers 2005

Mi Casa Es Su Casa Sandra Tauler has tailored her collection and services to the needs of a community that is 97 percent Hispanic. Unfortunately, that’s only half the job. The other half is getting potential users through the door. “The public library is not a staple of everyday life in Mexico, where libraries have […]

Lorna Peterson | Movers & Shakers 2005

No Retreat When Clark Atlanta University announced in 2003 it would close its library school, Lorna Peterson, a library educator at the University at Buffalo, NY, mounted a campaign to save the program, which has graduated more black library leaders than any other. “I did not want this to happen without a fight. It cannot […]

Valerie Allen | Movers & Shakers 2005

All Together Now When Valerie Allen decided she didn’t want to be a Montessori teacher any longer, she began work on her MLIS. Immediately she learned concepts she could apply to her new job as information specialist for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), TN. While the LIS program […]

Laura Gordon-Murnane | Movers & Shakers 2005

Creating Value from Innovation Some corporate executives regard their libraries as black holes that just consume company resources, but thanks to Laura Gordon-Murnane, executives at the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) know their library actively adds value to the company. As web master for BNA’s intranet, Gordon-Murnane creates information tools, databases, and products for the […]

Cindy Eubank | Movers & Shakers 2005

Unstoppable On June 4, 2004, a crazed man rammed an unstoppable, armor-plated bulldozer into eight buildings in Granby, CO. The library was one of them. Three days later, Cindy Eubank and other volunteers salvaged what they could from the wrecked building. The collection had also suffered rain damage, so this was a grubby labor of […]

Kristin Eschenfelder | Movers & Shakers 2005

Show Me the Data Many librarians have been concerned with the unintended consequences of new technologies, but Kristin Eschenfelder – librarian, scholar, and social scientist – gathers the data to enable rational policy decisions about technology’s ramifications. As assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at University of Wisconsin – Madison (UWM), […]

Kat Hagedorn | Movers & Shakers 2005

Right Mind, Right Place Curiosity won’t kill this Kat. It was curiosity, and her passion for order, that led Kat Hagedorn to become a librarian. No job could be better for the chronically curious than managing OAIster, which provides “one-stop shopping” for scholarly digital resources invisible to standard search engines. Launched in 2003, it searches […]

Judy Nelson | Movers & Shakers 2005

Part of the Solution Judy Nelson thinks it’s important to understand what the community wants for its young people, "which means lots of listening." We need to give taxpayers more good reasons to support libraries, she says, and the community’s problems and unmet needs are opportunities for libraries to be an integral part of the […]

Wendy Wilcox | Movers & Shakers 2005

Growing Readers In 2001 youth services librarian Wendy Wilcox begged her boss for the chance to make West Bloomfield Township Public Library (WBTPL) one of 20 demonstration sites for the Public Library Association (PLA)/Association for Library Service to Children initiative Every Child Ready To Read. While all participating libraries teach parents and caregivers the same […]

Tom Peters | Movers & Shakers 2005

Team Leader Tom Peters packs 36 hours of work into the confines of a 24-hour day. Without breaking a sweat, he juggles multiple collaborative projects, which currently include an Illinois academic library shared storage facility; a multistate virtual reference and instruction service for blind and visually impaired individuals (InfoEyes); a virtual meeting space for training […]