What Motivates Library Movers and Shakers?
In the Oct. 1, 2008 issue, Chrystie Hill & Meredith Farkas, themselves recognized in the past as Movers and Shakers, have written about what satisfies and what frustrates others who have been honoured like them:
"In January 2008, we set out to answer these questions with a survey of the 300 Movers & Shakers recognized between 2002 and 2007. Out of this group, 122 (41%) completed the survey, and between 30% and 48% of each M&S class was represented, providing a fairly accurate representation. We wanted to explore how they perceive their work within the profession, how they are bolstered by their institutions, and what they want from their careers. We found out that while, in general, Movers & Shakers have high job satisfaction, they also, too often, struggle to get the backing and time they need to keep creating positive change."For more on Movers and Shakers, see the earlier Library Boy posts:
- Library Journal's Movers and Shakers Archive (Oct. 5, 2006)
- Library Movers and Shakers (March 24, 2007)
- Nominations for Library Movers and Shakers 2009 (Sept. 14, 2008)