LJ Movers and Shakers 2009
There’s no good way to introduce this, except to just say that I was named one of Library Journal’s “Movers & Shakers” this year. In the “Activists” category. The events of last year’s POPLINE controversy figure heavily in the profile.
It’s awkward to see myself in someone else’s words and to have so little of my everyday work the focus, to not have the control to make sure Gloria Won – the librarian who tipped off the medlib listserv about POPLINE – is appropriately credited or to give a nod to my colleagues who have encouraged and mentored me. I’m pleased with the profile, but wonder if I’m always that dorky, or just in the chosen quotes. Oh, well.
I’ve learned that my thanks go to David for the nomination. Congratulations to fellow medical librarians Melissa Rethlefsen and Dean Giustini, also on this year’s list. I’ve been following Melissa, Jason Griffey, and others on various social networking sites (FriendFeed in particular), and it’s very cool to see myself alongside them and many others on this list.
Now, I’ve been trying to tell those Shovers and Makers that some of us are non-crafty and aspire to be non-violent, and that they should consider this and strive to be more inclusive… 😉