July 31, 2014

Jim Blanton | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Gaming for Dollars Vitals CURRENT POSITION Senior Library Manager Chesapeake Public Library, VA DEGREE MPA, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 2005; MLS, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2000 NEXT PROJECT Two amateurs with one chance to write the greatest vampire novel ever; epublishorbust.blogspot.com FOLLOW www.fantasmocinema.blogspot.com Photo by Nancie Laing While brainstorming possible ideas for a financial […]

Amanda Ellington | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Active Learner Vitals CURRENT POSITION Youth Services Supervisor St. Mary’s County Public Library, Leonardtown, MD DEGREE M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Walden University (online program), 2009 PRESENTER “Interactive Spaces for Families To Play, Learn and Discover,” 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference; 2012 Public Library Association National Conference futurethink The Young Professionals Initiative—St. Mary’s County FOLLOW ALSC […]

Paul Clark | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Lobbying Library Guy Vitals CURRENT POSITION Technical Services Specialist Clay County Public Library, Fleming Island, FL DEGREE MLS, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1996 BELOVED Won a 2010 “I Love My Librarian” award, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the New York Times; named 2011 “Librarian of the Year” by Florida Library Association […]

April Ritchie | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Sisterhood Vitals CURRENT POSITION Adult Services Coordinator Erlanger Branch, Kenton County Public Library, KY DEGREE MSLS, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1998 IN WRITING Submitted a piece on her project for American Libraries entitled, “O Sister, Where Art Thou? Just Down the Road!” ONLINE Sister Libraries Project Photo by Shay Derickson April Ritchie certainly didn’t invent […]

Trinity Behrends | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Recipe for Success Vitals CURRENT POSITION Communications Manager Greenville County Library System, SC DEGREE Marketing Professional Certificate, Tulane University, New Orleans, 2007 MANUAL DEXTERITY Ambidextrous with a hammer and replaced her own roof. Last summer, she exhibited her artwork, a combination of drawing, painting, and collage on panel FOLLOW @GCLSSmartInvest Greenville Library Issuu: Greenville County […]

Karen Knox | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Virtual Success Vitals CURRENT POSITION Director Orion Township Public Library, Lake Orion, MI DEGREE MLIS, University of Texas, Austin, 2000 AUTHOR Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries: Techniques, Tools, and Tips from the Trenches (Information Today, 2011) FOLLOW @kcknox; www.karencknox.com Photo c/o Karen Knox Just named director at Orion Township Public Library, Karen Knox came to […]

Tricia Racke Bengel | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Limitless Librarian Vitals CURRENT POSITION Emerging Technologies Administrator and Interim Director Nashville Public Library DEGREE MLS, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1996 PUTTING TAXES TO WORK As Regional Library Director at the Kentucky Department for Library and Archives, successfully lobbied to raise tax rates, expanding services for five libraries IN SPARE TIME Is building an RV-7 […]