March 17, 2018

Ann Schoenenberger | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Digital Developers

Ann Schoenenberger knows the value of community and personal connections to the people of Kenton County, KY. Her partnerships with the local Maker community, web developers, and tech companies have helped almost 1,000 people learn new skills through STEAM-related (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) classes or groups on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python, and more that she organized at Kenton County Public Library (KCPL).

Theresa Burress | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Educators

Theresa Burress has found the perfect combination of jobs, she believes. Since 2014, she’s been humanities librarian at the New College of Florida (NCF). And since 2011, she has spearheaded (with Howard Rutherford, University of South Florida) Florida’s St. Petersburg Science Festival.

Carrie Lucas | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

It takes a special kind of alchemy to create something from nothing, as Carrie Lucas did at the Laramie County Library System (LCLS). Originally, the large room on the second floor of the main library was used for story times and special programs and little else. Lucas transformed it into the Early Literacy Center (ELC) via an impressive three-year plan for phased implementation that she developed and presented to the library administration. “In the LCLS story time room space Carrie envisioned a place where children, parents, and caregivers could come and learn together simply by playing,” says coworker and nominator Carey Hartmann.