June 22, 2017

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Vanessa Irvin Preaches the Art of Storytelling to Future Librarians

“We are all walking stories, so it’s vital that as librarians, we learn the art of listening to story…” says Irvin, an assistant professor in the library and information science program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. “[We need to be] willing to share our own stories so that we best relate to patrons, communities, and stakeholders.”

Vanessa Irvin | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Educators

“I have a saying that I always share with my students: ‘Every experience is the answer to a reference question,’ ” says Vanessa Irvin, an assistant professor in the library and information science program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

K.C. Boyd | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

When fellow educators and librarians warned high school librarian K.C. Boyd against using street lit with her students, Boyd listened—to her patrons. “What kids are interested in is not what we were interested in,” she says.