February 17, 2018

Maria Anna Jankowska | Movers & Shakers 2002

A Librarian and a Scholar A librarian and a scholar When she was a guest scholar for the Woodrow Wilson International Center at the Smithsonian in 1985, Maria Anna Jankowska was amazed by the easy availability of resources for her research on human behavior and economics systems; it had taken her almost seven years to […]

Ann Snoeyenbos | Movers & Shakers 2002

Sharing the Power “It behooves us all to make sure the quality is kept high in the profession as a whole” When Ann Snoeyenbos was a kid, the small rural grade school she went to had no library, so her mother started a library in the school and began work on her MLS to provide […]

Yvonne Farley | Movers & Shakers 2002

Keeping the Mountaineers Free Putting intellectual freedom principles into practice The West Virginia motto is “Mountaineers are always free,” but not everyone is comfortable with freedom: many would prefer people with minority opinions to just keep quiet. That’s why the state needs librarians like Yvonne Farley, sixth-generation West Virginian and descendant of a long line […]

Richard Chabran | Movers & Shakers 2002

Bridging the Digital Divide Empowering people and improving lives “Librarianship’s most important values are reflected in the Library Bill of Rights,” says Richard Chabran. “And the first principle articulated there has been foundational for me: books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community […]

Rory Litwin | Movers & Shakers 2002

The Importance of Being Earnest Founder, Library Juice Rory Litwin does not do lip service. What he wants to do is change the world, and when he believes in something, he puts his heart, soul, skills, and inordinate amounts of time into doing something about it. He’d like to make the world more like libraries, […]

Christine Oka | Movers & Shakers 2002

Speaking About Teaching From military code breaking to searching the OPAC Christine Oka offers the typical response when asked how she became a librarian: “I’ve always liked libraries–I worked in my high school library, I worked in a public library in Los Angeles when I was in college, I even worked in a law library….” […]

Blake Carver | Movers & Shakers 2002

Building an Online Community An instinct for bringing people together Half-techie, half-librarian, Blake Carver has long been a fan of Slashdot, the snarky online community and free-for-all where young computer wizards toss out ideas and news stories, comment on them, and argue with each other. The few librarian blogs that existed back in 1999 when […]

Brenda Bailey-Hainer | Movers & Shakers 2002

Dream It and They Will Build It Networking across the Rocky Mountains Colorado’s mountainous terrain is beautiful, but it isolates communities from each other. That’s why Brenda Bailey-Hainer, who spent years working for CARL, UnCover, and OCLC, was sure when she came to the Colorado State Library that an Internet-based delivery system was the key […]

Cheri Estes | Movers & Shakers 2002

Who Needs the Lottery? Working with the classroom teacher and the kids Looking back, Cheri Estes thinks she was always meant to be a librarian: she was one of those kids who helped the librarians at school and arranged her own books in alphabetical order with little check-out cards and pockets. She went in a […]

Susan McGlamery | Movers & Shakers 2002

Putting Virtual Reference on the Map “Software is just a means to an end” Susan McGlamery promotes digital reference with a chipper enthusiasm, so it’s hard to imagine her as a newly minted lawyer practicing corporate tax law. Neither could she, so she quickly left the firm and found a stopgap job in a law […]