Armed with a passion for privacy and knowledge of surveillance technologies, Alison Macrina helps fellow librarians prevent prying eyes from spying on their patrons’ online movements.
Inspired to action by the recent deluge of over 70,000 unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States, Oralia Garza de Cortes, Lucía Gonzalez, and Patrick Sullivan spearheaded the Children in Crisis project in June 2014. The goal: to raise funds for books and backpacks for young refugees in detention centers across the country who awaited immigration processing or deportation.
The way Ciro Scardina sees it, “teaching is a performing art.” Scardina taught fourth grade for eight years before becoming the school library media specialist at P.S. 18 on New York’s Staten Island. Scardina’s lessons involve high-tech tools, all of which are available thanks to his impressive fundraising track record.