February 17, 2018

Kim Leeder | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Community Builders

“Leeding” by Example Kim Leeder “was full of ideas, chutzpah, drive, tenacity, compassion, and energy,” remembers Emily Ford, scholarly communication librarian, Oregon Health & Science University, of the time both women worked on a project as 2008 American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders. Those qualities are still in evidence as Leeder, Boise State University librarian […]

Courtney L. Young | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Change Agents

Driven To Diversify Whether it’s in the parking lot before class or on Facebook, Penn State’s students chase down librarian Courtney L. Young to ask for advice on their research projects. That’s partly because she’s “a master at making connections,” says Sara Whildin, head librarian at Penn State Brandy­wine. “She exemplifies the skills our library […]

Aspen Walker | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Marketers

Good 4 Libraries Aspen Walker is a jack-(or jill)- of-all-trades, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She supports the library director’s functions, working closely with the library board and senior management, preparing budgets, and dealing with long-range planning. Always in touch with those on the front lines, she also works at the reference […]

Ellen Forsyth | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Tech Leaders

Outcome-Oriented Ellen Forsyth’s customers are 2,344 library workers in 99 libraries and 374 locations spread across more than 300,000 square miles in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, as well as the library users they serve. That’s why she focuses on delivering online tools tailored to local needs. With the help of collaborators, Forsyth adapted the […]

Eli Neiburger | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Tech Leaders

Game Changer At a Pokémon tournament Eli Neiburger once organized at Ann Arbor District Library, where he is associate director for IT and production, a shy and small-for-his-age third-grader, at Neiburger’s encouragement, participated in the gaming event under his mother’s watchful eye. Though the boy didn’t win the tournament that day, Neiburger recalls that “he […]

Jennifer R. Wright | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Tech Leaders

Gadget Guide Self-described tech geek Jennifer Wright is known for whipping out gadgets to demonstrate the solutions offered by emerging technology. As assistant chief of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s (FLP) Materials Management Division, she would like to see everyone increase their tech skills. She has led her library to a stronger, more user- and […]

Richard L. Hasenyager Jr. | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Change Agents

True to His Schools When Richard Hasenyager speaks to community organizations and other groups, he talks about the critical role school libraries play in developing students’ life skills—from the age of five. “College and career readiness begin in kindergarten,” he says. “We can’t wait until students are in high school to teach them information and […]

Angela Nolet | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Marketers

Called to Connect One of those lucky people who found her professional calling at an early age, Angela Nolet was well known to her local King County Library System (KCLS) librarians because she was such a frequent visitor. She knew from the age of seven—when she was making her own library cards and book stampers—that […]

Tracy Crawford | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Advocates

Heritage Queen As curator of the Black Heritage Reference Center (BHRC) of Queens County, Tracy Crawford puts her love for literature and interest in the history of the African Diaspora to work for her diverse community. By preserving books, artwork, microfilm of newspapers and magazines, and other materials, as well as organizing programs, the reference […]

Rosalind K. Lett | Movers & Shakers 2011 – Advocates

Healthier for Her Passionate about helping people to expand their health literacy, Rosalind Lett realized that north Alabama was underserved when it came to access to understandable medical information. Many people want to make better decisions about their health, but they lack the skills to locate information that would help guide their choices, says Lett, […]