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Lauren Comito | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Innovators

Lauren Comito has a regular patron at New York’s Queens Library who is one of the most cheerful and positive people she’s ever met. Homeless and unemployed, the woman is also one of the neediest. Comito had trouble locating the help the woman required. Show More Summary

Brian Mayer | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Innovators

For Brian Mayer, designing the award-winning board game (Academy Games, 2013) about the slave trade and abolitionist movement was an extension of the gaming and library technology specialist’s lifelong love of board games—he owns over 600—and his work as the gaming and library technologies specialist of the Genesee Valley School Library System (GVSLS) in upstate New York.

Breaking Barriers: How Academic Librarians Can Communicate More Effectively with Faculty

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTEvery aspect of the higher education ecosystem is changing—from libraries, to faculty, to administration, to publishers. Understanding these developments will allow...Show More Summary

A New Public Library News Roundup is Now Available (25 Stories From the U.S. and Canada)

Here’s our latest roundup with a selection of public library stories from the U.S. and Canada. Alberta Medicine Hat: Library staff pay increased through new collective agreement (via Medicine Hat News) Arkansas Fayetteville library’s...Show More Summary

The Next Level: Library leadership starts here | Editorial

It’s a pleasure to bring you LJ’s class of 2015 Movers & Shakers. As each cohort has since the first round in 2002, this year’s crop of leaders shows us all just how robust the talent impacting the future of libraries can be. Hailing from all types of libraries and beyond—and three of them from […]

Lights and Camera In Action at Tampa Bay Libraries

Libraries in Central Florida are getting ready for their closeup. The Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC), which represents 113 public, academic, school, and special libraries in the Sunshine State, has brought on a full-time videographer to serve each branch, and the consortium as well. Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

Movers & Shakers 2015

Passion. Vision. Mission. These are just a few of the words that characterize the 50 individuals—and one organization—named 2015 Movers & Shakers.

Heather McCue | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

For Heather McCue, children’s librarian at Richland Library, early literacy is a passion. As such, everything she has done during her ten years on the job has been with the goal of enriching children’s lives and getting books into their hands. Experience has taught her, however, that “if you want a child to be literate, you need to have the family involved.”

Movers on the Map 2002-2015

(Note: Movers are listed under the states in which they lived at the time of their addition to this list) Alabama Janice R. Franklin, 2004 Jill Grogg, 2007 Teresa Kiser, 2010 Rosalind K. Lett, 2011 Vincent Scalfani, 2014 Paula Webb, 2011 Alaska Daniel Cornwall, 2008 David Ongley, 2006 Arizona Lisa Bunker, 2012 Anita Coleman, 2007 […]

Perry Genovesi & Adam Feldman | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

Music librarians Perry Genovesi (seated, l.) and Adam Feldman of the Free Library of Philadelphia tap teens’ passion for music to introduce them to criticism and help them to develop research and information literacy skills. “If you’re a librarian, and you want to know your teens better, have them share the music they’re passionate about!” Genovesi says.

Melissa Jacobs | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

“Leadership with a sense of humor and a big smile.” That’s what Melissa Jacobs brings to everything she does, according to one nominator, Sara Kelly Johns, a former president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). As...Show More Summary

K.C. Boyd | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

When fellow educators and librarians warned high school librarian K.C. Boyd against using street lit with her students, Boyd listened—to her patrons. “What kids are interested in is not what we were interested in,” she says.

Hosea Tokwe | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

Hosea Tokwe arrived at the Matenda School on July 6, 2007, carrying two boxes of books donated by a former student; he was determined to launch the poor rural school’s first library. It was a tumultuous time in Zimbabwe, however, and the community in Matenda greeted him with suspicion. Show More Summary

Kyle Courtney | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

Kyle Courtney is infectiously enthusiastic—about copyright law, MOOCs, open access, Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) (“we are a nimble, technologically awesome library unit”), and especially his Copyright First Responders...Show More Summary

We Need Diverse Books™ | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

The diversity gap in children’s books and publishing isn’t new, but 2014 saw it confronted with unprecedented energy. A group of authors for children and teens together assembled a virtual call to arms that is likely to influence the face of publishing for years to come.

The National Book Critics Circle Honors Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, at Its 2014 Awards Ceremony

In an awards ceremony on March 12, 2015, honoring the best writing of publishing year 2014, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) crowned the careers of distinguished writers Marilynne Robinson and David Brion Davis, winners in fiction...Show More Summary

Why Should Kids Have All the Fun? | Programs That Pop

Once a month, giddy adults come to the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, IA, just before closing time, armed with Nerf blasters. Other patrons stare with curiosity and a little alarm. Once the building is closed, the quiet reference area explodes with noise, excitement, and foam darts. This is our favorite program: Nerf Capture the Flag, open to anyone 18 and older.

One Book Online | One Cool Thing

One Book, One Community programs are, of course, a staple of public library adult programming. In “One Book, Well Done,” we offered a look at what makes a successful program; in the inaugural One Cool Thing column LJ visited a variation on the theme, the self-published One Book read The ­Slender Poe, from Sacramento Public Library, CA. Show More Summary

Boston College Oral History Project Faces Ongoing Legal Issues

After years of ongoing legal issues, Boston College’s (BC) Belfast Project is again in the news. The Project, launched in 2001, is an oral history collection consisting of recorded interviews from participants in Northern Ireland’s 30-year civil conflict known as the Troubles.

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