April 21, 2018

Lesley Moyo | Movers & Shakers 2003

Bringing Information Literacy Home Lesley Mutinta Moyo gets around. A native of Zambia, she began her professional career as a lecturer in library studies at the University of Zambia. She moved on to the University of Zimbabwe Library, where she was science and technology librarian and head of reader services, and then to the University […]

Carrol Lunau | Movers & Shakers 2003

Weaving a Web “In many ways, getting libraries in Canada to work together is like herding cats,” Carrol Lunau observes, soft-spoken but wry. Her job is to link the systems together, nationally and regionally. While the National Library’s grand plans have been only partly fulfilled – there’s no national library card – the provinces have […]

Steven Fullwood and Lela J. Sewell-Williams | Movers & Shakers 2003

Life Savers Preservation is one of the great missions and challenges for librarianship. But for the African American community, the preservation issue is even more pressing, as untold archival treasures crucial to understanding African American history are likely moldering in attics or being put on the curb. So it’s a good thing the profession has […]

Julia Wallace | Movers & Shakers 2003

Let’s Not Be Quiet Who would have thought a government documents librarian would be leading a political battle? Certainly not Julia Wallace. But in June 2002, after OMB Director Mitch Daniels told government agencies to ignore the century-old requirement that the Government Printing Office (GPO) print their documents, Wallace was chosen by a coalition of […]

Connie Mitchell | Movers & Shakers 2003

Rekindling the Flame You could say Connie Mitchell was born to be a teacher and librarian with an old-fashioned passion to help children read. After years of helping her teacher mother build and maintain a school library collection, Mitchell realized this was her calling, too. She knows that reluctant readers in her high school were […]

Isabel Espinal | Movers & Shakers 2003

Returning the Favor Isabel Espinal developed an early interest in libraries while growing up poor in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn. “Libraries were always free,” she says. “We had no toys, no bicycles, but, thank God, we had the New York Public Library.” As a librarian at the University of Massachusetts, Espinal is more […]

Jose Aponte | Movers & Shakers 2003

Outgrowing the Library As were a surprising number of others on this list, Jose Aponte was born into librarianship: his mother was a librarian who hired him for his first library job, at the age of eight, reading stories to little kids for 25¢ apiece. Yet it made sense in 2000 for him to become […]

Mackenzie Smith | Movers & Shakers 2003

Perfect Timing You’d be hard-pressed to find a librarian more ahead of the profession’s technology curve than Mackenzie Smith. But if you ask Smith, she’ll tell you, “I really just have been very lucky timing wise.” While earning a degree in comparative literature from the University of Washington in the 1980s, Smith always maintained a […]

Barbara Franchetto | Movers & Shakers 2003

The Connector From the very beginning of her career, when she was a customer service representative for Utlas’s French-speaking customers in Quebec, Barbara Franchetto has been helping librarians connect to and use online services. (She did a little connecting on her own behalf there as well, since that’s where she met her husband.) Franchetto says […]

Amy Shelley | Movers & Shakers 2003

Moving Out When Amy Shelley talks about one of the wide variety of children’s and outreach programs she has instituted over the last five years, she seems to always begin, “We got a grant and….” Grant-writing is not in her job description. “It’s just something I have taken on,” she says. “There are so many […]