February 17, 2018

Lorena Mata | Movers & Shakers 2004

  I Can Do That Fresh out of library school, Lorena Mata has already made a mark on her community. At the San Jose Public Library (SJPL) she conducts public Internet classes in Spanish and English and gives quarterly English and Spanish-language presentations at neighborhood academies. She has also made herself a favorite with the […]

Betsy Diamant-Cohen | Movers & Shakers 2004

Beyond the Comfort Zone What have librarians got to do with brain research? Much more than most librarians realize, says Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Children’s Programming Specialist at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore. Her original plan was to be a social worker, but it was suggested that she could be equally effective in improving lives as […]

Eva Miller | Movers & Shakers 2004

  Ordering Chaos Eva Miller has a knack for creating order out of disorder. She single-handedly brought Oregon’s virtual reference service, Answerland, live in just under 90 days, says Rivkah Sass, now director of the Omaha Public Library. Miller created its web site, designed the graphics, developed marketing materials, and recruited and trained librarians–all while […]

Cathy Hartman | Movers & Shakers 2004

  Government Accounting After 15 years alone in her studio, working as an artist, Cathy Hartman wanted to get out into the world. Career testing suggested librarianship (also military officer because of her penchant for taking charge). Her strong belief that citizens had a right to know what their government was up to made government […]

Jennifer Hain Teper | Movers & Shakers 2004

  The Perfect Career For Jennifer Hain Teper, it all began with a simple question: ‘If you could do anything at all, regardless of pay, what would it be?’ This was posed by a friend when Hain Teper was a volunteer at the wildflower research center in Austin, TX. ‘I said I would like to […]

Carrie Miyoshi Macfarlane & Kathleen Sheehan | Movers & Shakers 2004

Maze Busters Even if one is equipped with an MLS, the 11 libraries that comprise the Harvard College Library can be pretty daunting. That’s why Carrie Miyoshi Macfarlane and Kathleen Sheehan created Threading the Maze. The online publication is presented to students in expository writing, the one course all undergraduates must take. ‘This highly effective […]

Elizabeth Gale Greenlee | Movers & Shakers 2004

  The Middle of Everywhere Ask Elizabeth Gale Greenlee why she loves working at Greensboro Public Library’s Glenwood facility and she’ll tell you. ‘I feel like I’m in the middle of everywhere, because so many people from so many cultures move, breathe, live, and learn in this place,’ she says. She’s met Greensboro residents from […]

Jerome Myers | Movers & Shakers 2004

Anthropologist of Libraries Jerome Myers originally dreamt he would be a cultural anthropologist, but instead he ended up negotiating contracts for major publishers. When his librarian sister suggested that academic librarianship might be more satisfying, he signed up for Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) librarian trainee program and enrolled in the library and information science (LIS) […]

Jeffrey Gegner | Movers & Shakers 2004

  Pop Star For Jeffrey Gegner, his day job as Adult Materials Selection Specialist for the Hennepin County Library is not that different from his evening job as a country and western nightclub DJ. ‘Some like to two-step, some like to waltz.

Darcy Cahill | Movers & Shakers 2004

Finding Opportunity Three months after Darcy Cahill was promoted to head the Randallstown branch of the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning, the branch suffered a devastating fire. When firefighters finally contained the blaze, she was shocked to see the building drenched and in disarray. ‘But the feeling I […]