November 20, 2017

Michael Stephens | Movers & Shakers 2005

And Gladly Teach When St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL), IN, became the first U.S. public library to offer public Internet access, Michael Stephens discovered he had a knack for technology and for teaching people to use it. SJCPL’s Julie Hill says, "Michael keeps up on technology trends and constantly condenses it into manageable nuggets […]

Darcy Glidden | Movers & Shakers 2005

One Noisy Librarian When Darcy Glidden took a job as a library technician to pay for his coursework at the University of Toronto, he realized “librarianship was a cool career – no suit or tie, and I can be really loud.” The loudness shows in his enthusiasm and the constant flow of ideas. In 2001, […]

Rick Anderson | Movers & Shakers 2005

Think Differently With impeccable logic and good humor, Rick Anderson challenges many cherished icons of librarianship. Should all scholarship be free to users? Not until you explain who will absorb the costs, in time, labor, and money. Should we organize and bargain to cut vendor prices down to the bone? Not unless we want to […]

Micki McIntyre | Movers & Shakers 2005

Service with Style After a brief career in musical theater, Micki McIntyre entered the graduate library program at Columbia University, where she noticed a poster advertising free tuition to library employees. “There was a vacancy at the health sciences library, and that’s how a theater major became a medical librarian.” She’s a medical librarian with […]

Clara Chu | Movers & Shakers 2005

See Us As We Are “What can I, as a multilingual Peruvian-born Chinese Canadian and U.S. resident, offer to library and information research?” asks Clara Chu, associate professor in the University of California at Los Angeles’s (UCLA) Department of Information Studies. The answer: “I can challenge those who look at people through a single ethnic […]

Cindi Hickey | Movers & Shakers 2005

The Profession’s Coach Kansas librarians were delighted when Cindi Hickey came into their lives. Kansas is a really big state, sprawling over 82,000 square miles. For its small-town librarians, many of whom are without an MLS, professional development opportunities required hours spent driving – as well as hard-to-come-by travel money for overnight lodging. Hickey, coordinator […]

Leslie Monsalve-Jones | Movers & Shakers 2005

Don’t Settle Leslie Monsalve-Jones is a library technician with the New Mexico State Library, responsible for claiming documents that state agencies don’t submit. “This requires that I play daily detective for the depository system,” she says. She also maintains the collection and can immediately track down any requested document. Monica Kirby, director of the Spanish […]

Jennifer Duvernay | Movers & Shakers 2005

A Nordstrom Experience A devoted shopper, Jennifer Duvernay loves Nordstrom because of its outstanding customer service. As science reference librarian at Arizona State University (ASU), she wants to make the information shopping experience just as satisfying. “I’d like our students to choose to come to us because they have good experiences with us, trust us, […]

Veronda Pitchford | Movers & Shakers 2005

The Easy Sell Pure energy: that’s one way to describe Veronda Pitchford, the assistant director of Chicago’s Metropolitan Library System (MLS). And she uses that energy to transform the profession one recruit, one project, one library supporter at a time. At work, she is involved with recruitment and taps her public relations B.A. to help […]

Kim Charlson | Movers & Shakers 2005

Barrier Buster Kim Charlson believes everyone should live life to the fullest no matter what their handicaps. Blind since early childhood, she chose librarianship because, as a braille reader and avid user of talking books, she wanted to be “in a decision-making capacity in the library field and influence the direction of library services for […]