The Reveal: Announcing LJ’s 2015 Movers & Shakers

Passion. Vision. Mission. These are just a few of the words that characterize the 50 individuals—and one organization—named 2015 Movers & Shakers. Chosen from more than 300 nominations, the Movers see the future and bring it to life. This year’s Movers & Shakers are profiled in the March 15 issue of Library Journal, and those profiles will be posted in an online version, sponsored by OCLC and Boopsie, rolling out next week, one group at a time. However, so as not to prolong the suspense, the complete class of 2015 is listed below. Join us in congratulating them.
Movers2015slug600 Passion. Vision. Mission. These are just a few of the words that characterize the 50 individuals—and one organization—named 2015 Movers & Shakers. They are passionate about what they do, whether it is advocating for literacy and diversity, serving the underserved, spreading and sharing technology, and much more. Chosen from more than 300 nominations, the Movers see the future and bring it to life. And they are committed to the mission of the library as an engine of democracy. Boopsie logo This year’s Movers & Shakers are profiled in the March 15 issue of Library Journal, and those profiles will be published online during the week of March 16th, one group at a time, sponsored by OCLC and Boopsie. OCLC logoHowever, so as not to prolong the suspense, the complete class of 2015 is listed below. Join us in congratulating them.—Francine Fialkoff, Project Manager, Movers & Shakers 2015 The profiles of Change Agents will go live on Monday, March 16; Innovators, Tuesday March 17; Advocates and Educators, Wednesday, March 18; Digital Developers, Thursday, March 19; and Community Builders, Friday, March 20. A special edition of LJXpress featuring all the categories of 2015 Movers will follow on Friday, March 20.    

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CHANGE AGENTS

K.C. Boyd
Library Media Specialist and Director of Social Media Wendell Phillips Academy High School, Academy for Urban School Leadership Network, Chicago @Boss_Librarian
Kyle Courtney
Copyright Advisor and Program Manager Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA @KyleKCourtney
Perry Genovesi & Adam Feldman
Librarian 2, Parkway Central Library Music Department Free Library of Philadelphia @perrygenovesi; @adamleofeldman
Melissa Jacobs
Coordinator Office of Library Services, New York City Department of Education @missyji
Carrie Lucas
Assistant Manager, Youth and Outreach Services, and Children’s Librarian Laramie County Library System, Cheyenne, WY
Heather McCue
Librarian, Children’s Room Richland Library, Columbia, SC
Hosea Tokwe
Chief Librarian Assistant, Special Collections Midlands State University Library, Gweru, Zimbabwe
We Need Diverse Books™
Founding Members: Ellen Oh YA author, President Aisha Saeed YA author, VP Strategy Marieke Nijkamp YA author, VP Finance Lamar Giles YA author, VP Communications I.W. Gregorio YA author, VP Development Meg Medina, Executive Committee board member Miranda Paul teacher, picture book author, VP Outreach @diversebooks

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INNOVATORS

Lauren Comito
Job & Business Academy Manager Queens Library, Jamaica, NY @librariancraftr
Lori Easterwood & Jessica Zaker
Library Supervisor II Programming and Partnerships Coordinator Sacramento Public Library, CA
Elizabeth Joseph
Coordinator, Information & Adult Services Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
Jérémy Lachal
Executive Director Libraries without Borders (Bibliothèques sans Frontières), Paris, France
Tracy LaStella
Coordinator for Youth Services Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY
Brian Mayer
Gaming and Library Technologies Specialist Genesee Valley School Library System, Le Roy, NY
Mindy Reed
Managing Librarian, Bookstore Manager Austin Public Library, TX @recycledreadstx
Tysha Shay
Reference Manager Springfield–Greene County Library District, MO

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ADVOCATES

Jasmine Africawala
Community Engagement Administrator Dallas Public Library @JAKallenberg
Oralia Garza de Cortes, Lucía Gonzalez, & Patrick Sullivan
Latino Children’s Literature Consultant, Austin, TX Cochair, Children in Crisis; Director, North Miami Public Library, FL Cochair, Children in Crisis; Emeritus Librarian, San Diego State University Children in Crisis
Michelle Luhtala
High School Library Department Chair New Canaan Public Schools, CT @mluhtala
Alison Macrina
Director Library Freedom Project, Boston @flexlibris
Stevo Roksandic
Regional Director, Library Services Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH @stevorok
T-Kay Sangwand
Archivist, Human Rights Documentation Initiative; Librarian for Brazilian Studies at the Benson Latin American Collection University Of Texas Libraries, Austin @tttkay
Patrick “P.C.” Sweeney
Administrative Librarian Sunnyvale Public Library, CA @pcsweeney
Nakia Joye Woodward
Senior Clinical Reference Librarian Quillen College of Medicine Library, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City @NakiaJoye

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EDUCATORS

Jason Broughton
Outreach Coordinator South Carolina State Library, Columbia
Manuel Escamilla
Archivist Santa Ana Public Library, CA @Manny_Esc
Sherry Gick
Library and Instructional Technology Specialist Rossville Consolidated Schools, IN @LibraryFanatic
Trent Miller
Library Program Coordinator (aka Head Bubblerarian and Gallery Coordinator) Madison Public Library, WI @tmiller49
Jenna Nolt
Digital Initiatives Librarian Olin Library, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Oli Sanidas
Director, Digital & Library Material Services Arapahoe Library District, Englewood, CO @dundelunk
Colleen Theisen
Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Special Collections, Librarian/Social Media Manager University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City @libralthinking
Jay Turner
Senior Consultant, Talent and Organizational Development American Red Cross, Snellville, GA @lawlesslbrarian
Jacquie Welsh
Project Manager, “Live and Dine in LA” Los Angeles Public Library @jacquie_mae

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DIGITAL DEVELOPERS

Ignacio Albarracin
Digital Services Coordinator San Antonio Public Library @Bibliopolitik
Seth Ciotti
Teen Technology Librarian Kitsap Regional Library, Bremerton, WA
Jason Clark
Associate Professor and Head of Library Informatics and Computing Montana State University Library, Bozeman @jaclark
Matthew Cook
Emerging Technology Librarian University Of Oklahoma Libraries, Norman
Sarah Espinosa
Residency Librarian for Diversity and Innovation Towson University Libraries, MD @sespinosa09
Salwa Ismail
Head, Library Information Technology Georgetown University Library, Washington, DC

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COMMUNITY BUILDERS

Scott Bonner
Director Ferguson Municipal Public Library, MO @scottybonner
Ma. Lorna Eguia
American Corner Librarian University of San Carlos Library System, Cebu City, Philippines
Taneya Gethers
Senior Librarian Macon Branch, Brooklyn Public Library @taneyagethers
Sharona Ginsberg
MakerBridge Coordinator; Instructional Technology Consultant University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor @linguomancer
Jennifer Hamilton
Community Librarian Terrebonne Parish Library, Houma, LA
Adam Rogers
Emerging Technology Services Librarian North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh @adrogersam
Cecilia Tovar
Principal Librarian, Public & Branch Services Santa Monica Public Library, CA
Rebekah Willett
Assistant Professor School of Library & Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Lony the Liger

Makin it happen, bitches. w00t!

Posted : Mar 15, 2015 10:37


Bootsy Gnocchin

Congratulations, all! Party hard!

Posted : Mar 13, 2015 10:26


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