Moving and Shaking

Congratulations to the 2011 Library Journal Movers and Shakers. I am honored and humbled to be named a 2011 Mover and Shaker. I find it hard to believe that I appear on the cover of Library Journal with such innovative, hardworking, and inspiring librarians.

Thank you, Library Journal, for naming me The Xtreme Librarian. I will work my hardest to live up to the title.

Thank you to my mentors: Michael Stephens (technology), Anita Silvey and Anderson's Bookshop (children's literature), and Shannon Miller (collaboration.) You are fantastic role models. Thank you to Donna Kouri for traveling around the country with stuffed animals and me. Thank you for the notes and words of encouragement. (Those of you who know me in person know I do not easily accept praise.)

Last, thank you to Jon Scieszka, the former Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, for declaring me "The Best Librarian in the World." ;-)

2011 Library Journal Movers and Shakers - 3/15/11

2011 Library Journal Movers and Shakers

View the full list of the 2011 Movers and Shakers.

Advocates--2011 Movers and Shakers: Tracy Crawford, Rosalind K. Lett, Me, Diane Walden, Donna Walker, and John Watts.

"Ten of those dynamos who are helping shape the future of libraries work with children or teens." -School Library Journal


  1. First, CONGRATS! You are very deserving as I have already learned a lot from you via twitter and your blog.
    Second, a question, I think I read somewhere that you use QR codes in your library and allow your students to use your iphone to check out the codes. Am I right about that? If so, what do you use the codes for? Attached to a book? Showing a video of the author? I'm interested in using the QR codes in my library as well but would like more ideas on how to use them. THANKS for all you do!

  2. John,

    Thank you for so many fun adventures!! This recognition is more than deserved. You are amazing and I am lucky learn so much from you. Your influence goes far beyond your library walls. Congratulations!!



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