March 18, 2018

Nina McHale | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Tech Leaders

Branching Out Vitals CURRENT POSITION Assistant Systems Administrator Arapahoe Library District, Englewood, CO DEGREE MA/MSLS, English and Library/Information Science, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2002 HONORS Auraria Library Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award, 2008, 2011 FOLLOW @ninermac Mile High Librarian Photo ©Sean McGinty Photography LLC Six weeks into her new job with […]

Jim Blanton | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Gaming for Dollars Vitals CURRENT POSITION Senior Library Manager Chesapeake Public Library, VA DEGREE MPA, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 2005; MLS, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2000 NEXT PROJECT Two amateurs with one chance to write the greatest vampire novel ever; FOLLOW Photo by Nancie Laing While brainstorming possible ideas for a financial […]

Michelle Chronister | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Change Agents

Your Answers Here Vitals CURRENT POSITION Program Analyst U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC DEGREE MSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009 FOLLOW @mchronister Tumblr Facebook Photo ©Sean McGinty Photography LLC When Michelle Chronister began working for the federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2009, didn’t respond to questions that citizens posted […]

Stephen X. Flynn | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Tech Leaders

Job Seeker’s Dream Vitals CURRENT POSITION Emerging Technologies Librarian College of Wooster Libraries, OH DEGREE MSI, School of Information, University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, 2011 OPEN COVER LETTERS Open Cover Letters SPARE TIME In graduate school, he designed/constructed the Plain Language Medical Thesaurus iPhone app for UM Health Sciences Library FOLLOW @sxflynn Photo […]

Amanda Ellington | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Active Learner Vitals CURRENT POSITION Youth Services Supervisor St. Mary’s County Public Library, Leonardtown, MD DEGREE M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Walden University (online program), 2009 PRESENTER “Interactive Spaces for Families To Play, Learn and Discover,” 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference; 2012 Public Library Association National Conference futurethink The Young Professionals Initiative—St. Mary’s County FOLLOW ALSC […]

Joshua Finnell | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Community Builders

Thoughtful Generalist Vitals CURRENT POSITION Emerging Technology Librarian Humanities Librarian; Visiting Lecturer, School and Media Library Certification Program, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA William Howard Doane Library, Denison University, Granville, OH DEGREE MLIS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2007; certificate in Special Collections, 2010 FUN FACT Came up with the Dude-ist Philosophy based on the […]

Paul Clark | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Recession Busters

Lobbying Library Guy Vitals CURRENT POSITION Technical Services Specialist Clay County Public Library, Fleming Island, FL DEGREE MLS, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1996 BELOVED Won a 2010 “I Love My Librarian” award, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the New York Times; named 2011 “Librarian of the Year” by Florida Library Association […]

Jenny Lynne Semenza | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Innovators

Wandering Librarian Vitals CURRENT POSITION Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Head of Reference & Instructional Services Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University, Pocatello DEGREE MLS, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1993 FUN FACTS Semenza must ration her fiction, especially graphic novels. She says: “I need a 12-step program—I’m addicted to reading. I […]

Sam Chada | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Tech Leaders

Her Digital Story Vitals CURRENT POSITION Emerging Technology Librarian Sandusky Library, OH DEGREE MLIS, Kent State University, OH, 2011 FOLLOW @samchada Facebook Sandusky Library website Photo ©Sean McGinty Photography LLC Recent library school graduate Sam Chada has become a catalyst for digital development at Sandusky Library. She created My Digital Story, a series of four […]

Kristin Fontichiaro | Movers & Shakers 2012 — Change Agents

School Solutions Vitals CURRENT POSITION Clinical Assistant Professor School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor DEGREE MILS, Wayne State University, Detroit, 2004 FOLLOW @activelearning Blog Photo ©Sean McGinty Photography LLC Last year, Kristin Fontichiaro, a longtime teacher-turned-librarian and now professor of library studies at the University of Michigan (UM), was discussing the “tenuous future” […]