Congratulations to LJ’s 2010 Movers and Shakers. This year it seemed there were quite a lot of public librarians profiled for many diverse reasons and two people were from outside North America. Congrats Kiwis and Aussies.
Since this blog focuses primarily on medical librarianship, I usually choose this time to specifically congratulate the medical and health science librarians who’ve made this list. Alas there were no librarians working in medical or health sciences libraries on the list this year. Never fear, we did have one person representing our broader subject area.
The lone librarian to represent health sciences subject area is Lisa Chow, Brookyn Public Library, NY. Lisa works in the Division of Society Sciences and Technology at the Brookly Public Library to bring health reference services to Brooklyn communities. She created a genetic awareness program and a training session for siblings of kids with special needs.
Since I live in Ohio, I am also going to specifically congratulate Mandy Knapp and Laura Solomon for their work on Saveohiolibraries.com. Saveohiolibraries.com was formed after Governor Strickland proposed a 50% budget cut for the Ohio library system. Saveohiolibraries.com was key to preventing the proposed budget cuts, restoring over $147 million in state funding.
Congratulations 2010 Movers and Shakers. Medical Librarians start thinking of some medical and health sciences librarians who are moving and shaking through the profession and nominate them for the 2011! Next year will be LJ’s 10th annual round! They will profile 50 or more “up and coming” people around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. Librarians, vendors, and others in the library field can be nominated. The Movers and Shakers of 2011 “will celebrate the new professionals who are moving our libraries ahead.”
So medical librarians, let’s get some of our great peeps profiled!