January 21, 2018

Laurel Graham | Movers & Shakers 2006

Giving Information Wings In fall 2004, Laurel Graham discovered that because of too-stringent economic definitions of what constitutes a ‘needy’ nation, federal programs providing free library services were not serving all the countries that needed them. It offended this medical librarian that arbitrary definitions would stymie the ability to put medical breakthroughs into practice because […]

Kerwin Pilgrim | Movers & Shakers 2006

Today’s Techie, Training Teens Juggling school and work, Kerwin Pilgrim earned his degree while going through Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) librarian trainee program, moving to assistant branch manager shortly thereafter. His true calling, though, involves technology and teens. ‘Sometimes,’ says Pilgrim, ‘we neglect to reach out to teens and lose some of them as a […]

Tito Sierra | Movers & Shakers 2006

Dot-Com Guru Tito Sierra came to librarianship from the dot-com environment, including several years at Amazon.com. ‘I was looking for a change of environment and change of pace,’ he says. ‘I’ve always loved libraries and knew I could apply my previous skills and experience to make a positive impact.’ That’s exactly what he’s done by […]

Alycia Sellie | Movers & Shakers 2006

‘Z’ Is for Zine ‘Zines are immensely valuable as historical documents and as expressions of those who would otherwise remain voiceless,’ says ­Alycia Sellie of her commitment to self-published, alternative materials. Interested in materials ‘labeled ‘pop culture’ or ‘fringe,’ ‘ Sellie founded the Madison Zine Fest (www.madisonzinefest.org) in 2004. In collaboration with the Wisconsin Book […]

Jill Stover | Movers & Shakers 2006

Coffee Klatsch Having found that much of the wonderful work done at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries is ‘under people’s radar,’ undergraduate services librarian Jill Stover is changing that. She is ‘presenting our services and resources in such a way that patrons can clearly see how the library fits in their daily lives.’ That has […]

Merle Colglazier | Movers & Shakers 2006

Faith-Based His original plan after completing his MDiv was to be a theological librarian, but Merle Colglazier has found that medical librarianship also allows him to serve his faith while serving humanity. He describes Bon Secours Richmond Health System as a ‘faith-based healthcare system where spirituality and belief are considered an essential part of health […]

Sabrina Pacifici | Movers & Shakers 2006

Indefatigable Sabrina Pacifici has won numerous awards for her monthly online journal, LLRX (one of the first on the web), and her daily web log, beSpacific, each visited monthly by more than 100,000 readers worldwide. People are astonished when they learn she does all this after she comes home from her real job at a […]

Sarah Johnson | Movers & Shakers 2006

Renaissance Librarian Although a high school personality test suggested librarianship, Sarah Johnson resisted the idea for years. When she finally entered library school, she had ‘never worked a day in a library,’ but she has found a home in a field matching her diverse interests – and now helps others find their own paths. Her […]

Gary Shaffer | Movers & Shakers 2006

Making the Sale Gary Shaffer, who once supervised advertising accounts for Domino’s, Amtrak, and Burger King, wasn’t actually renouncing the world and taking an oath of poverty when he got his MLIS. Having grown up in libraries, he was returning to an old love, which he believes needs his marketing ability. ‘My job in advertising […]

Richard T. Kim | Movers & Shakers 2006

Digital Driver Richard T. Kim always planned to work with technology, but an experimental digital imaging course gave him his clear direction. His professor and mentor, Claudia Perry, introduced him to METRO, where he moved from a part-time position in 2003 to digital projects manager in 2005 – the year he got his master’s. METRO’s […]