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Movers & Shakers
Each year, LJ shines a spotlight on a cohort of about fifty top changemakers who are transforming what it means to be a librarian.
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2018 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The staffs of Library Journal and School Library Journal would like to thank the following for their participation in putting forward the names of those considered for inclusion here and for other recognition throughout the year.

Elisa Acosta, Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, CA; Julie Acteson, King Cty. Lib. Syst., Issaquah, WA; Rosemary Adamski, Seattle PL; Elyse Adler, Nashville PL; Margret Aldrich, Little Free Lib., Hudson, WI; Suzie Allard, SIS, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; DeeAnn Allison, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln; Catherine Alloway, Schlow Centre Region Lib., State Coll., PA; Alyssa Alston, Baltimore Cty. Pub. Schs., Towson, MD; Vivian Alvarez, Chicago PL; Laura Anderson, Fox River Grove Memorial Lib., IL; Chris Anderson, Athens-Limestone PL, AL; Stephanie Anderson, BookOps (NYPL & BPL), Long Island City, NY; Carrick Arehart, Louisville Free PL, KY; Laurin Arnold, Garfield Cty. PL Dist., Glenwood Springs, CO; Kathy Aurigemma, SouthWest Ohio Computer Association, Hamilton; Donna Bacon, MOBIUS Consortium, Columbia, MO; Sister Noeline Banks, St. John’s Catholic Sch., Hot Springs, AR; Christopher Barnes, East Brunswick PL, NJ; Richard Bee, North Battleford Lib., Sask.; Angie Beiriger, Reed Coll. Lib., Portland, OR; Drew Beiter, Springville Middle Sch., NY; Bob Bennhoff, Colorado Lib. Consortium, Centennial; Brenda Bentt-Peters, Brooklyn PL; Elizabeth Bermel, Scarsdale PL, NY; Audrey Betcher, Rochester PL, MN; Heather Beverley, Cook Memorial PL Dist., Libertyville, IL; Helene Bjorseth, Highland Park PL, IL; Warren Black, VR Quest, Amagansett, NY; Joni Blake, Greater Western Lib. Alliance, Prairie Village, KS; John Blyberg, Darien Lib., CT; Carisse Bormann, West Babylon PL, NY; Tyler Bosma, Seattle PL; Jan Bowman, Nancy Carson Lib., North Augusta, SC; Christine Brantley, Virginia Beach PL; Faith Brautigam, Kokomo-Howard Cty. PL, IN; Lonzell Brown, Roosevelt Univ., Oak Park, IL; Karen Brown, Cambridge PL, MA; Chris Brown, Santa Clara Cty. Lib. Dist., Campbell, CA; Lesley Caldwell, Pierce Coll., Puyallup, WA; Robert Caluori, Westchester Lib. Syst., Elmsford, NY; Becky Calzada, Leander Independent Sch. Dist., TX; Andrew Cano, Nebraska Lib. Assn., Lincoln; Hilary Cantwell, St. Paul’s Community Coll., Cty. Waterford, Ireland; Chris Carbone, South Brunswick PL/New Jersey Lib. Assn., Monmouth Junction; Patrick Carr, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs; Andrew Chanse, Spokane PL; Madeleine Charney, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst Libs.; Warren Cheetham, City Libs., Townsville, Queensland, Australia; Anastasia Chiu, Stony Brook Univ., NY; Mary Faith Chmiel, Elizabeth PL, NJ; Samantha Clausen-Ruppert, Madison Metropolitan Sch. Dist.—Leopold Elementary Sch., WI; Janet Coles, California State Lib., Sacramento; Sharon Comstock, Evansville Vanderburgh PL, IN; Aisha Conner-Gaten, Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles; Krystal Cooper, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Jillian Cornock, Constable Neil Bruce Middle Sch., West Kelowna, BC; Claire Crawford, Geneseo PL Dist., IL; Lindsay Cronk, Univ. of Rochester, River Campus Libs., NY; Patricia Cutright, retired, Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg; Kelly Czarnecki, Charlotte Mecklenburg Lib., NC; Nancee Dahms-Stinson, Springfield-Greene Cty. Lib., MO; Diana Davidson, PL Svcs. Branch, Municipal Affairs, Government of Alberta, Edmonton; Justin de la Cruz, Robert W. Woodruff Lib., Atlanta Univ. Ctr.; Christopher DeCristofaro, Sachem PL, Holbrook, NY; John DeLooper, Hudson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Jersey City; Susan DeRonne, Glen Ellyn PL, IL; Deanna DiCarlo, Upper Hudson Lib. Syst., Albany, NY; Nik Dragovic, Emory Univ., Atlanta; Jennifer Drinka, Antioch PL Dist., IL; Ellen Druda, Half Hollow Hills Community Lib., Dix Hills, NY; Leah Dunn, Ramsey Lib., Univ. of North Carolina, Asheville; Jeri Eckhardt, Topeka & Shawnee Cty. PL, KS; Marla Ehlers, Grand Rapids PL; Jillian Elhers, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning Sch., Forest Hills, NY; Betsy Evans, Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Lib., Sul Ross State Univ., Alpine, TX; Maryann Ferro, Levittown PL, NY; Matthew Finch, Univ. of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia; Tony Fiorentino, Lincoln Elementary Sch. Dist. 156, Calumet City, IL; Edward Fontenette, Univ. of Arkansas at Pine Bluffs; Kandace Foreman, Dist. of Columbia PL, Washington, DC; Ann Foster, Saskatoon PL, Sask.; Stephanie Freas, Garfield Cty. Libs., Rifle, CO; Jenna Freedman, Barnard Coll. Lib., New York; Rachel Fryd, Free Lib. of Philadelphia; Susan Fulcher, Matteson Area PL Dist., IL; Becky Fyolek, Crystal Lake PL, IL; Kendra Galante, Ervin & Smith, Omaha; Sarah Garcia, Libromobile, Santa Ana, CA; Bill Gebhart, Bill Gebhart Projects, Boone, IA; Daniel Gibbs, Ardmore PL, OK; Stacy Gilbert, Fred Lynn Middle Sch./Prince William Cty. Schs., Woodbridge, VA; Fawn Gillespie, Hagaman Memorial Lib., East Haven, CT; Mark Givens, Pelekinesis, Claremont, CA; Jodene Glaesemann, Lincoln City Libs., NE; Cathy Grant, Pickering PL, Ont.; Carl Grant, Univ. of Oklahoma Libs., Norman; Eli Guinnee, Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Lib. Syst., Jamestown, NY; Beatriz Hardy, Salisbury Univ., MD; Christopher Harris, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Le Roy, NY; Monica Harris, Schaumburg Twp. Dist. Lib., IL; Megan Hartline, Denver PL; Ellen Heath, Easton Area PL, PA; Sam Helmick, Burlington PL, IA; Laura Henry, Palos Verdes Lib. Dist., Rolling Hills Estates, CA; Marcie Hernandez, San Antonio PL; Doris Herrmann, Clear Creek ISD, League City, TX; Nicholas Higgins, Brooklyn PL; Andrea Hilliard, Carlsbad City Lib., CA; Justin Hoenke, Benson Memorial Lib., Titusville, PA; Jennifer Hoffman, Denver PL; Liza Holzinger, Bethlehem Area PL, PA; Kristina Holzweiss, Bay Shore Middle Sch., NY; Lee Hope, Chattanooga PL; Gerard (Gerry) Horner, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington, DC; Sandra Horrocks, Free Lib. of Philadelphia; Hope Houston, Bentley Univ. Lib., Waltham, MA; Barbara Howison, Riverside Cty. Lib. Syst., CA; Erin Hughes, Carlstadt PL, NJ; Jennifer Ingold, Holbrook, NY; Mikael Jacobsen, Skokie PL, IL; Vivian Jimerson, retired teacher, Henderson, TX; Ryan Johnson, O’Fallon PL, IL; Leann Johnson, Peoria PL, IL; Elizabeth Joseph, Ferguson Lib., Stamford, CT; Candice Kail, Columbia Univ. Lib., New York; Kelly Kancyr, Homebound Pubns., New Haven, CT; Amritpal Kaur, LIS, Guru Nanak Dev Univ., Amritsar, Punjab, India; Erin Kelsey, Westerville PL, OH; Moon Kim, California State Univ., Fullerton; Amanda King, Kennedale PL, TX; Cynthia Kiyotake, Arapahoe Lib. Dist., Centennial, CO; Sara Kokojan, Irving PL, TX; Alex Koones, Babetown, Brooklyn; Milena Kostic, Univ. Lib. “Svetozar Markovic,” Belgrade, Serbia; Haley Kral, Dallas PL; Lisa Krok, Akron Summit Cty. PL; Heidi Krueger, St. Charles PL Dist., IL; Kayla Kuni, New Port Richey PL, FL; Nia Lam, Univ. of Washington Bothell; Michael Lambert, San Francisco PL; Jesse Lambertson, Georgetown Law Lib., Washington, DC; Sarah Landeryou, Wilkinson PL, Telluride, CO; Arlene Laverde, Townsend Harris H.S., Flushing, NY; David Leonard, Boston PL; Julie Leuzinger, Univ. of North Texas Libs., Denton; Cynthia Levinson, Cynthia Levinson Bks., Austin, TX; Linda Lewis, Garfield Cty. PL Dist., New Castle/Silt, CO; Stephanie Lind, Washington Cty. Cooperative Lib. Svcs., Hillsboro, OR; Christine Lindler, Orange Cty. Lib. Syst., Orlando, FL; Mindy Linetzky, San Francisco PL; Chang Liu, Loudoun Cty. PL, Leesburg, VA; Anne Lundy, Malverne UFSD, NY; Denise Lyons, South Carolina State Lib., Columbia; Christa McCartney, Univ. Coll. Man, Douglas, Isle of Man; Jenny McCluskey, Ingram Lib. Svcs., LaVergne, TN; Catherine McElrath, Broward Cty. Libs., Fort Lauderdale, FL; Mandy McGee, Elmwood Park PL, IL; Stacia McGourty, Anchorage PL, AK; Nina McHale, Univ. of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Lib., Aurora; Meg Malloy, Bronx River H.S., NY; Andrew Mangels, Westlake Porter PL, OH; Beth Marlis, Musicians Inst. Lib., Los Angeles; Carol Martin, Bullard H.S. Lib., TX; Lara Mayelian, Sonoma Cty. Lib., Santa Rosa, CA; Cindy Mediavilla, retired, Culver City, CA; Tori Melican, Normal PL, IL; Marisa Méndez-Brady, Univ. of California, Los Angeles Lib.; Mary Margaret Mercado, Pima Cty. PL, Tucson, AZ; Greg Mickells, Madison PL, WI; Elisabeth Middleton, Univ. of California Davis; Alanna Aiko Moore, Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla; Margie Moore, Paul Sawyier PL, Frankfort, KY; Sara Moran, Free Lib. of Philadelphia; Angela Moreno, Lincoln Elementary Sch. Dist. 156, Calumet City, IL; Araceli Moreno, Richard J Daley Lib., Univ. of Illinois Chicago; Athens Moreno, Glencoe PL, IL; Melissa Moreno, Woodland Community Coll., CA; Rachel Mosman, Oklahoma Historical Soc., Oklahoma City; Pamela Moulder, Economics & Statistics Administration, Washington, DC; Mairéad Mullaney, Killinarden Community Sch., Dublin, Ireland; Deborah Nolan, Albert S. Cook Lib., Towson Univ., MD; Ann Nored, Wilson Central H.S., Lebanon, TN; Jackie Nytes, Indianapolis PL; Vailey Oehlke, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR; Jill Olig, Madison PL, WI; Elena Owens, Wake Cty. Pub. Libs., Cary, NC; Trevor Owens, Lib. of Congress, Washington, DC; Thomas Padilla, Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas; David Paige, Libraries Unlimited, North Conway, NH; Kristi Palmer, Indiana Univ.–Purdue Univ. Indianapolis; Matthew Pangborn, Briar Cliff Univ., Sioux City, IA; Judy Panitch, Univ. Libs., Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Marion Parkinson, Free Lib. of Philadelphia; Beatriz Pascual Wallace, Seattle PL/Local 2083, Seattle; Phyllis Patton, Friends of Carson City Lib., NV; J. Sara Paulk, Houston Cty. PL, Perry, GA; Meadow Pederson, Seattle PL; Lessa Pelayo-Lozada, Palos Verdes Lib. Dist., Rolling Hills Estates, CA; Jessica Perham, Schaumburg Twp. Dist. Lib., IL; Patricia Perito, Town of Pelham PL, NY; Sara Peté, Olympia Timberland Lib., WA; Christopher Platt, New York PL; Elizabeth Polk, Austin Independent Sch. Dist. Professional Lib., TX; Jessica Powers, Cinco Puntos Pr., El Paso, TX; Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC, San Mateo, CA; Saverio Provenzano, Wyandanch PL, NY; Raymond Pun, Fresno State Univ., CA; Quanda Pye, Atlanta-Fulton PL Syst.; David Ramírez-Ordóñez, Conector Fdn., Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Rebekah Ray, Free Lib. of Philadelphia; Jenny Regier, PL of Enid and Garfield Cty., OK; Abby Reiter, Northbrook PL, IL; David Ricci, Samuel S. Yellin Sch., Stratford, NJ; Lisa Rice, Warren Cty. PL, Bowling Green, KY; Krista Riggs, Fresno Cty. PL, CA; Alice Robinson, West Babylon J.H.S., NY; William Rochester, Union Cty. Carnegie Lib. Syst., SC; Tricia Roddy, Princeton City Sch. Dist., Cincinnati; Lisa Rodkey, Natrona Cty. PL, Casper, WY; Gloria M. Rodriguez, Univ. of California, Davis Sch. of Education; June Romero, Friends of the Belen PL, NM; Amanda Ross-White, Queen’s Univ., Kingston, Ont.; J. Morgan Rowe-Morris, Dallas PL; Becky Russell, Denver PL; Pam Ryan, Toronto PL; Beatriz Sarmiento, City of Commerce PL, CA; Rivkah Sass, Sacramento PL, CA; Carolyn Sears, Chesterfield Cty. PL, VA; Erin Shea, Ferguson Lib., Stamford, CT; Kathy Sheppard, South Carolina State Lib., Columbia; Kelley Siegrist, Farmington Community Lib., MI; Ian Singer, Credo Reference, Boston; Kai Smith, Cal Poly Pomona; Diann Smothers, Marion Cty. Lib. Syst., SC; Denisse Solis, Florida Intl. Univ., Miami; Doris Sorg, Lincoln Lib., Medicine Lodge, KS; Laura Soto-Barra, NPR RAD—Research Archive & Data Strategy, Washington, DC; Jackie Spurlock, Fort Vancouver Regional Lib. Dist., Vancouver, WA; Lora Stallings, City of Desoto, TX; Sarah Strahl, Hillsboro PL, OR; Mark Stuckart, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington, DC; Gwyn Stupar, Oakton Community Coll., Des Plaines, IL; Margaret Sullivan, Rockwood Sch. Dist., Fenton, MO; Izabella Taler, Queens Coll. Lib., NY; Sarah Tanner, Robert W. Woodruff Lib., Atlanta Univ. Ctr.; Bruce Tehan, Arnett Branch, Rochester PL, NY; Martha Tenney, Barnard Coll. Lib., New York; Maggie Thomann, Northbrook PL, IL; Mary Ann Thompson, Bay CSS, California, MD; Heather Thompson, Kenosha PL, WI; Chris Thurauf, Scholastic Book Fairs, St. Louis; Kate Tkacik, Fdn. Ctr., New York; Christopher Tonelli, North Carolina State Univ. Libs., Raleigh; Benjamin Toon, Irving PL, TX; Shu-chen Tsung, Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC; Jessica Tyner, Fresno Cty. PL—Fig Garden Lib., CA; Kathleen Tyree, Rutherford Cty. Lib. Syst., Murfreesboro, TN; Mary Tzambazakis, Hartford PL, CT; Candace Vasquez, Brooklyn PL; Katie Vining, Episcopal Sch. of Dallas; Adrienne Vrettos, Penguin Young Readers, New York; Coreen Wagner, Maricopa Cty. Lib. Dist., Waddell, AZ; Linda Wagner, Seattle; Virginia Walter, UCLA Information Studies Dept.; Barbara Walters, North Central Regional Lib., Wenatchee, WA; April Wathen, St. Mary’s Cty. Pub. Schs., Lexington Park, MD; Corinne Werder, GO Magazine, New York; Janet Wigodner, Waukegan PL, IL; Rebekah Willett, Sch. of Information, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison; Zoe Williams, Dallas PL; Lynn Williamson, Free Lib. of Philadelphia; Laurie Willis, San José PL, CA; Marilyn Wood, Monroe Cty. PL, Bloomington, IN; David Wright, Seattle PL; Lynn Yandell, Fayetteville PL, AR; Shali Zhang, Maureen & Mike Mansfield Lib., Univ. of Montana, Missoula; Dana Zinnecker, Princeton City Schs., Cincinnati; Judy Zuckerman, Brooklyn PL