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Congratulations to the 2019 Canadian Library Journal Movers & Shakers!

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Congratulations to the 2019 Canadian Library Journal Movers & Shakers!

March 8, 2019

Congratulations to members of the Canadian library and information management community being recognized this year as Movers and Shakers by Library Journal for providing inspiration and model programs for others.

Photo of Jenn Carson Jenn Carson

Movers and Shakers Category: Advocates

Current Position: Library Director, L.P. Fisher Public Library, Woodstock, NB

Degree: MSLIS, Drexel University, 2015

“Physical literacy programs offer skills that create real-world impact. I see it every day: when patrons tell me how our programs have helped [them] overcome depression or cope with other mental health issues, like social anxiety or agoraphobia, or alleviated their MS or sciatica or other physical ailment, or encouraged them to try a new sport or make new friends, or even improved their marriage,” Carson says. “If we feel good, we have more energy to go out and do good. Everyone wins.”

Photo of Anton Chuppin Anton Chuppin

Movers and Shakers Category: Digital Developers

Current Position: Manager, IT Interfaces, Calgary Public Library

Degree: MLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999

“Our challenge will be to make sure what we’re creating online makes it easy for people to directly access our resources and welcomes Calgarians into our library,” he says.

Photo of Skye Corey Skye Corey

Movers and Shakers Category: Community Builders

Current Position: Youth Services Librarian, Meridian Library District, ID

Degree: MLIS, Western University, 2014

“I feel a deep sense of pride when the Jr. Librarians and PLA III interns present to the library board and say they now want to be children’s librarians,” she says. “It makes me cry every time. Bringing along the brightest and the best to this great profession is a true gift.”

Photo of Sabina Iseli-Otto Sabina Iseli-Otto

Movers and Shakers Category: Innovators

Current Position: Public Lervices Librarian, National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS)

Degree: MLIS, Western University, 2006

Her goal: “to make sure everyone in the community who wants to read can, no matter how they do it,” she says.

Photo of Fangmin Wang Fangmin Wang

Movers and Shakers Category: Innovators

Current Position: Head, Library Information Technology Services, Ryerson University

Degree: MLIS, McGill University, 2004

“Fangmin is a builder and a visionary,” says chief librarian Carol Shepstone. “[He] is always at the center of connections and collaborations…. He can speak knowledgeably and passionately about student needs and interests…and about the opportunities to advance faculty research and scholarship.”

Posted on: March 11, 2019, 12:30 pm Category: Uncategorized

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