Movers & Shakers 2019

Movers & Shakers 2019

Library Journal has rolled out the 2019 class of Movers & Shakers! You can find them all here, as well as past Movers by category, year, and location.

The 54 individuals honored here—in 50 profiles—are powerful. That word might not jump to mind when many people think about librarians, but it is apt. It captures not only the 2019 Movers’ distinctive contributions to the field and their impact but also the power they foster in the people they serve. They give patrons the intellectual, emotional, and technological tools to become their best selves. They provide solutions to move the needle on critical issues such as literacy and health, race, social justice, and gender bias. 

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FY20 Budget Proposes to Eliminate IMLS; Advocates Called On to Step Up

Lisa Peet, Mar 13, 2019
The White House released President Trump’s preliminary FY20 budget proposal on Monday, March 11. As with the administration’s proposed FY18 and FY19 budgets, it calls for major cuts to domestic federal spending, and proposes the elimination of a number of non-military agencies, including the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Emilio Estevez, Back in the Library with The Public | ALA Midwinter 2019

Lisa Peet, Mar 03, 2019
Members of the library community are not the only ones who have excitedly awaited the release of Emilio Estevez’s newest film, The Public. But they were among its first audiences, at screenings held during the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. Before the Midwinter screening, Estevez and Ryan Dowd, author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, sat down with LJ to talk about The Public and the story of its 12-year journey.

ACRL 2019 Conference Preview

Lisa Peet, Mar 11, 2019
The theme of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Cleveland, April 10–13, is Recasting the Narrative. This year’s gathering promises over 500 programs that will explore new roles for academic library professionals, as well as new ways the library can position itself—on campus and within the higher education landscape.

National Book Critics Circle Names 2018 Winners

Barbara Hoffert, Mar 15, 2019
National Book Critics Circle winners for titles published in 2018 include Anna Burns, Steve Coll, and Zadie Smith. 

Alexandra Chassanoff, Apr 12, 2018
During the week of March 19–23 MIT Libraries convened experts from across disciplines and domains to identify and address grand challenges in the scholarly communication and information science landscape.
Mirco Tonin, Jan 03, 2018
Suppose a librarian receives an email from a man named Greg Walsh, wanting to become a cardholder or simply inquiring about the open hours. Would the librarian reply? And, if so, would the reply be polite, including for instance some form of salutation, such as “Hello” or “Good morning”? Does your answer change if the guy is called Tyrone Washington? Is a librarian treating Jake Mueller differently from DeShawn Jackson?
LJ Reviews, Apr 11, 2018
A detailed look at pain management implementing the use of medical cannabis rather than opioids; A complex look at the issue of opioid abuse backed up with research and first hand stories; A valuable addition to the conversation about addiction filled with case studies illustrating the complexities of the disease
Mahnaz Dar, Jan 20, 2018
Editor Sarah Janssen discusses editing The World Almanac in an age where being attuned to "fake news" is especially vital.
Gary Price, Mar 18, 2019
From the Library of Congress: The papers of suffragist and political strategist Carrie Chapman Catt, including her time as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The papers of suffragist, political strategist, and pacifist Carrie Love Chapman […]
Gary Price, Mar 18, 2019
The following article appears in the latest issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL). Title Determining Textbook Cost, Formats, and Licensing with Google Books API: A Case Study from an Open Textbook Project Authors Eamon Costello Dublin City University Richard Bolger Dublin City University Tiziana Soverino Dublin City University Mark Brown Dublin City University Source […]
Gary Price, Mar 18, 2019
From MIT Libraries: The Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s Research has released a set of draft recommendations that aim to support and increase the open sharing of MIT publications, data, software, and educational materials. They are available for public comment until April 17. The recommendations include ratifying an Institute-wide set of principles for open […]
Gary Price, Mar 18, 2019
Issue 38.1 (2019) of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) is now available online.  ITAL is published by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association. In This Issue: Letter from the Editor (March 2019) Kenneth J. Varnum LITA President’s Message: Updates from the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting Bohyun Kim Who Will […]
LJ Reviews,  Mar 18, 2019
Essential new titles, spanning fiction, nonfiction, and media 

Lisa Peet,  Mar 18, 2019
On Wednesday, February 20, the Center for an Urban Future held its latest symposium, Where Do Public Libraries Fit in NYC’s Tech Skills–Building Ecosystem? Funded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation and hosted at the Manhattan campus of technology educator General Assembly, the meeting convened library innovators, tech trainers, educators, city officials, and partners from a range of other fields to explore the role of libraries as a critical part of the pipeline to the technology job market.

Neal Wyatt,  Mar 18, 2019
Run Away by Harlan Coben leads holds this week. The poet W.S. Merwin has died. The final season of Game of Thrones will not feature movie-length episodes. Andrew Rannells gets buzzy and Harper's magazine has something to say about criticism, reviews, and book coverage.

LJ Reviews,  Mar 18, 2019
Readers interested in inspirational reading, running, and personal experiences will find this valuable and informative; in a crowded genre, Keflezighi’s book stands out to offer a personal take on marathons from one of the world’s greatest athletes

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