Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Library Journal's Movers and Shakers 2014

Library Journal has released its 2014 list of Library Movers and Shakers:
"The 50 individuals recognized here are passionate about what all types of libraries can do to enhance lives—for adults, teens, schoolchildren, infants, and toddlers. If there’s a common theme among their profiles, it’s that as much as the library is a place to go, it is also a place on the go—to wherever patrons or potential patrons are. The Class of 2014 brings the total number of Movers to over 650. It was difficult to select just 50 people to honor from the more than 225 nominations we received. There’s not one Mover, however, who hasn’t told us that they couldn’t succeed without their colleagues, so, in effect, the Movers & Shakers represent hundreds more who work in and for libraries. "
The publication provides a map of all the Movers and Shakers from 2002 to 2014.

Over the years, a number of Canadian librarians have been selected, and this year there were two:
  • Myron Groover who challenged the Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) new restrictive Code of Conduct. Myron is the Chair, British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) Information Policy Committee
  • Sharon “Smitty” Miller, Community Librarian, Chilliwack Library - the page about her has this quote: "If I had to shout one truth from a mountaintop, it would be that the public library exists for everyone in the community: the smelly, the wealthy, the fat, the brown, the ones with carts, and the ones with homes. The services the library offers are as important for those who don’t walk into the library as for those who do."

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