Two bloggers from whose writing I get a great deal of food for thought were just named “movers and shakers” by Library Journal. Congratulations Aaron Schmidt and Michael Stephens! You two really should be proud — not of some mention in Library Journal, but for all you’ve done for your libraries and for librarianship. Rock on! If you don’t already subscribe to their blogs, which I’m sure most of you do, check out Tame the Web and Walking Paper immediately, silly! You should also go see who the rest of the innovative librarians (and library-related folks) are and what libraries are cool enough to let them do what they’re doing. It inspires me to read about librarians with so much passion who don’t let anything stand in the way of making a difference in their libraries and user communities. Nice to know I’m not the only idealistic librarian who think libraries can be so much more and can offer so much more than they do right now.
[…] I remember one year ago when I hadn’t even gotten a first job and didn’t really know anyone in the blogosphere, I congratulated my not-yet-friends Michael Stephens and Aaron Schmidt on being named Library Journal Movers and Shakers (they were, like, my heroes at the time — still are). And I remember thinking then, one day, I hope I can be a Mover and Shaker. Not because I wanted accolades, but because I wanted to be doing the sort of cool things that Michael and Aaron and so many of the other Movers and Shakers were doing. […]