February 16, 2018

Becky Hebert & Siobhan Champ-Blackwell | Movers & Shakers 2005

Taking Their Show on the Road They’re two very different women with the same mission: outreach to medically underserved populations. Both work for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Becky Hebert (left) covers the Southeast/Atlantic region, and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, the mid-continental region. They spend much of their lives on the road, exhibiting at minority […]

Cynthia Fuerst | Movers & Shakers 2005

An Open Mind Librarians like to say their libraries are the heart of their communities, and in Cynthia Fuerst’s case, it’s a fact. For the Kankakee Public Library, this took long, hard effort by an inspired library director, the mayor, and a developer who wanted to revive business in an economically devastated downtown. When Fuerst […]

Michael Sullivan | Movers & Shakers 2005

Doing It All Michael Sullivan is a juggler – not a metaphorical one, a real one. He’s also a library director, storyteller, competitive chess player, poet, speaker, and former children’s librarian who continues to work with the kids in his community. He prefers running a small-town library because he gets to keep his hands in […]

Terry Reese | Movers & Shakers 2005

The Whiz Kid We should be grateful that Terry Reese had to work his way through college. As a work-study student, taught to do cartographic cataloging in the University of Oregon’s map library, he discovered the mental challenges libraries offered. Later he became Oregon State University (OSU)’s cataloger for networked resources and digital unit production […]

Kathy McLellan & Tricia Suellentrop | Movers & Shakers 2005

Partners in Anticrime Kathy McLellan and Tricia Suellentrop share a love of reading and a deep empathy for troubled teens, but they bring different strengths to their partnership. Suellentrop, according to McLellan, is the risk taker, the one who’s “always willing to try something new and doesn’t hesitate to step out there on the precipice.” […]

Vibiana Bowman | Movers & Shakers 2005

Personal Trainer for the Mind Vibiana Bowman enjoys spending time with young adults – which is just as well since she has a few of her own, has done her time as scout leader, and now teaches proper research methods to students at Rutgers University – Camden. She first discovered how much this instruction was […]

Linda Golian-Lui & George Oberle | Movers & Shakers 2005

Master Mentors Many movers and shakers inspire admiration and even awe, but those who inspire love are the mentors who have changed lives. That’s why many grateful librarians nominated Linda Golian-Lui and George Oberle. Both of them were accidental librarians, work-study students whose supervisors encouraged them to become paraprofessionals, and then librarians. Golian-Lui says, “I […]

Jesse Haro | Movers & Shakers 2005

Customer Focused Jesse Haro is not a librarian. But this software engineer, who once designed sites for companies like Harry and David, listens to librarians. Carefully. As web services manager for the Phoenix Public Library (PPL), Haro heard librarians tell him that they wanted a web site that was easy to use and that promoted […]

Michael Buschman | Movers & Shakers 2005

The Global Delivery System When he was a waiter, Mike Buschman learned that you don’t make hungry customers wait. You put a full plate in front of them. That attitude comes in equally handy as collections management librarian at Microsoft. Linda Shaw, manager of content services for Microsoft’s Knowledge Network Group, says that when Buschman […]

John D. Shank | Movers & Shakers 2005

The Blended Librarian Early in his library career, John Shank realized that not only were students choosing Internet resources over library resources, but faculty members were, too. This may well be our own fault, Shank says. “For the most part, academic libraries have been absent in the design, development, and implementation of courseware.” Shank is […]