May 26, 2018

Movers & Shakers 2012

Movers and Shakers 2012
Welcome to the 2012 Movers & Shakers. For 11 years now, LJ’s Movers & Shakers has been spotlighting librarians and others in the library field who are doing extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries of all types and library services forward. They hail from all corners of the library world.They’ve been nominated by their colleagues, friends, bosses, and just plain admirers. We know there are many more Movers out there, making libraries better and taking them into the future.This year’s group of 53 brings the Movers cohort to over 550. We’re proud to recognize their achievements—and to encourage you to be inspired by their vision and optimism and turn their ideas into fodder for your own innovative work.Also check out the editorial, “Revel in the 2012 Movers,” the “Sneak Peek” of the Movers photo shoot by LJ art director Kevin Henegan, and the geographical breakdown, including  all 11 years of Movers, in “Movers on the Map.” —Francine Fialkoff, Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal Movers on the MapOCLC logo
Community Builders
Fun is the spur to creativity for this group, who collaborate across library systems and schools to teach history and info literacy, create Retro Gaming Days that span generations, collect and donate books in their off time – and more
Andy Austin Carrie Banks Michele Burke Emily Ellis Joshua Finnell
Allen McGinley JP Porcaro David Wasserman Leah White
Fueled by their passions — for service to kids with special needs, for literacy, reading and lifelong learning, for enabling adults to gain the skills to live and work in a digital world, and much more — these librarians deliver on the change libraries can effect
Khaleef Aye Andrea Davis Betsy Fagin Renee Grassi Mandy Henk
Jennifer LaGarde Milly Lugo Michael Oman-Reagan Cheryl Rowan
Change Agents
From “Sav[ing] NYC Libraries” to crowdsourcing a book on school libraries, speaking truth to power, expanding ebook models, and building unions, these librarians aren’t afraid to shake things up
Davis Erin Anderson Brett Bonfield Michelle Chronister Kristen Fonticharo Marie Pyko
Jennifer LaGarde Michael Russo Jordana Vincent Christian Zabriskie
There’s no limit to what librarians come up with, from a solar test bed on a library roof, to a My Library, My Lifeline advocacy logo, to personal playlists for music lovers, Outpost Libraries, and the “Dewey Decimal Rap”
Andrew Coulon Scooter Hayes Nate Hill Melissa Jadios Erica Jesonis
Matthey Moyer Jenny Lynne Semenza Casey Veatch Corey Wittig Lynn Yandell
Recession Busters
In these tough economic times, you need people like these who can make financial literacy seem easy, stretch a dollar, increase efficiency, share resources, and — yes — lobby for library funding
Trinity Behrends Tricia Racke-Bengel Jum Blanton Paul Clark
Amanda Ellington Karen Knox April Ritchie
Recession Busters
These trendsetters build digital repositories, create better online user experiences, share their social media savvy, help patrons borrow ebooks and use ereaders – and even cast a Harry Potter spell
Lisa Bunker Sam Chada Emily Clasper Carolyn K. Coulter Allie Flanary
Stephen X. Flynn Richard Kong Nina McHale Mark Phillips

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