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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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MOVERS & SHAKERS 2018

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Libraries Are for Everyone was created by Rebecca McCorkindale and Julie Syler in early 2017 (learn more in their profile), but it could just as easily be the mantra for the entire class of 2018 Movers & Shakers. The 50 individuals profiled here—from every type and size of library—are all for inclusivity. ...

CLASS OF 2018 WINNER:
Karen Parry

Information Services Manager, East Brunswick Public Library, NJ

EDUCATOR
Having been what she calls “a patient of the Internet” when her mother was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, Karen Parry knows how difficult it is to find trustworthy health...

MEET THE CLASS OF 2018

ADVOCATES
Laurie Allen
Susan Barnum
Robin Bradford
April M. Hathcock
Roberta Koscielski
Chera Kowalski
Lisa Lindsay
Rebecca McCorkindale
Eva B. Raison
Rachael Rivera
Julie Syler
CHANGE AGENTS
Heather Acerro
Andrea Blackman
Megan Godbey
Margo Gustina
Dayna Hart
Elizabeth Negrete Gaylor
Jeanne Marie Ryan
Kristen Simensen
COMMUNITY BUILDERS
Jennifer A. Ferretti
Emma Hernández
Erin Hoopes
Jason Johnson
David Lopez
Allie Stevens
Kristin Treviño
Angel Jewel Tucker
DIGITAL DEVELOPERS
Twila Camp
Ellen Druda
Jay Moschella
Trevor Owens
Sandy Pon
Nathaniel Rasmussen
Kristina Spurgin
Rebecca Stavick
EDUCATORS
Annie Downey
Fran Glick
Kristina A. Holzweiss
Joe Márquez
Karen Parry
Jenny Ryan
Liesl Toates
Tracey Wong
INNOVATORS
Tom Bober
Jerica Copeny
Trina Evans
Marian Fragola
Kiara Garrett
Amy Mikel
Shannon O'Neill

MOVERS ON THE MAP

Find out how many—and which—Movers are from your home state, province, or country.

PREVIOUS MOVERS

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MOVERS IN THE NEWS

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