April 21, 2018

Matt L. Moran | Movers & Shakers 2009 – Tech Evangelists

The Common Good In 2004, wanting to do something he “felt good about,” Internet industry veteran Matt Moran traveled from New York City to West Africa as part of the International Rescue Committee to evaluate a database application used to reunite separated families in conflict zones and train Liberian refugees in its use. On his […]

Dean Giustini | Movers & Shakers 2009 – Tech Evangelists

Spur for Innovation In his preweb library days, Dean Giustini noticed that consumer health groups for breast and prostate cancer, along with the AIDS movement, were using the library intensively. “That was a major reason I liked health libraries,” says Giustini, who, as University of British Columbia (UBC) biomedical branch librarian, works in a hospital. […]

Rebecca Near | Movers & Shakers 2009 – Tech Evangelists

Redirected Talents For Rebecca Near, librarianship began as a way station between her MFA and a teaching career. But as she worked at the Grand Rapids Public Library, she discovered that in a library, “orphaned skills from other careers find useful and unexpected applications.” Near draws on her research and artistic skills while creating displays […]

Kristi Palmer | Movers & Shakers 2009 – Tech Evangelists

Easy Access Kristi Palmer loves touching original historic objects and documents. But she also believes that free, open, easy digital access to them reveals otherwise impossible research avenues to otherwise unreachable audiences. As metadata librarian for IUPUI’s digital repository, IDeA, and manager of its Electronic Theses and Dissertations collection, she provides 1000 downloads per day […]

Lori Reed | Movers & Shakers 2009 – Tech Evangelists

Challenging Paradigms “Lori Reed’s advocacy and leadership efforts,” says Helene Blowers, director of digital strategy, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH (and a 2007 Mover & Shaker), “challenge the old paradigms that only the ‘MLS-degreed’ can add value and be leaders.” “Doesn’t it benefit libraries to have staff with a variety of knowledge, skills, and experience?” asks […]

Lauren Pressley | Movers & Shakers 2009 – Tech Evangelists

2.0 Toolmaker “Every library director should have a Lauren Pressley on their staff!” exclaims Lynn Sutton, director of Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, where Pressley works as instructional design librarian. For Pressley, knowing users’ expectations lets library staff “tailor our building, web presence, services, and teaching to best meet their needs” and focus […]

David Pattern | Movers & Shakers 2009 – Tech Evangelists

Idea Generator “Dave Pattern has a knack for improving things and/or making them much funnier,” explains Kathryn Greenhill, emerging technologies specialist, Murdoch University, Western Australia. “He exemplifies the qualities of curiosity, sharing, play, and experimentation so necessary for contemporary library staff.” Pattern is best known for the catalog enhancements he created for the University of […]