Library Leaders Creating the 2.0 Library of the Future
Library Journal's Movers and Shakers 2010
Meet the 2010 Movers & Shakers. Now in its ninth year, LJ's Movers & Shakers spotlights librarians from all corners of the library world and several nations. Each year brings numerous nominations of those who work in the library field from colleagues, friends, bosses, and just plain admirers. We know there are thousands more Movers out there, making libraries better and taking them into the future.
With this year's group of 50, the Movers cohort now numbers some 450. We're proud to recognize their achievements—and to encourage you to keep an eye on them and take their ideas as fodder for your own. We've started our file on potential contenders for next year. Be sure to get your nominations in early for 2011.
Also check out the editorial, "They Move Us Forward," the geographical breakdown in Movers on the Map, and an easy-to-use alpha list of all 450 Movers.Francine Fialkoff, Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal
The world's libraries. Connected.
They don't waver in the effort to battle illiteracy, save library funding, help the unemployed, or fight censorship.
These librarians create savvy solutions such as mobile apps, reference service à la Twitter, and a general store-like library.
See libraries afresh through a Ben & Jerry's library flavor, Library Minute vids, a Library Use Value Calculator, and more.
These techies take our services to the next level with a "technology petting zoo," a mashup of images and maps, "The Techie Is IN" program, to name a few.
They break barriers to expand the library's reach, with green initiatives, training, and outreach across geographic, cultural, and administrative lines.
No problem is too big for these librarians as they foster GED readiness for the 17-plus crowd, day-by-day literacy for preschoolers, health info for all, and more.