Library Leaders Creating the Library of the Future
Library Journal's Movers and Shakers 2011
Welcome to the 2011 Movers & Shakers. For ten years now, LJ's Movers & Shakers has been spotlighting librarians and others in the library field who are doing extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries of all types and library services forward. They hail from all corners of the library world and several nations. Nominated by their colleagues, friends, bosses, and just plain admirers, they are just the tip of the iceberg. We know there are many more Movers out there, making libraries better and taking them into the future.
This year's group of 50 brings the Movers cohort to just over 500. We're proud to recognize their achievements—and to encourage you to be inspired by their vision and optimism and turn their ideas into fodder for your own innovative work.
We've started our file on potential contenders for next year. Be sure to get your nominations in early for 2012. Also check out the editorial, "The Big Story," how to "Follow These Leaders," the geographical breakdown in Movers on the Map, and an easy-to-use alpha list of all 500 Movers.—Francine Fialkoff, Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal
The world's libraries. Connected.
These librarians take service to the next level by thinking transliteracy, solving spatial disconnects, giving teens power, and connecting students to
e-content—not to mention just being cool
Job-hunting fairs and workshops, an oil spill website, a teen blog inspired by Twilight, and behind-the-scenes support for library services foster
connections beyond libraries
Technology is putty in the hands of these techies, who use it to sculpt great user experiences, build bridges between institutions and patrons, and reshape
the potential of libraries
Meet the savvy minds at work behind EbertfestKC, Colorado's Big Hairy Audacious Goal, Crafty C.A.T.S. for teens, and two big brand reinventions
Whether it's spreading health literacy, protecting online privacy, fighting to save libraries, or championing the underserved, these librarians set the bar high
Change starts here, with the real arrival of ebooks, clinical health information at the bedside, patron-oriented open source implementation, reference beyond
library walls, and more