Wow, I’ve been named a 2009 Shover and Maker! 🙂
For those that don’t know of Shovers and Makers, here’s some information taken from the Shovers and Makers website:
Every year, Library Journal names a group of innovative librarians as “Movers and Shakers.” M&S is a popular feature for a good reason: the profiles of M&S librarians are thought-provoking and inspiring. M&S ends up as something of a snapshot of what the library profession finds innovative and worth of notice, and there is no question that the Movers and Shakers are people to watch.
But at the Library Society of the World, we can’t help but wonder about everyone else in libraryland. While the Movers and Shakers are moving and shaking, what are the rest of us doing? Standing still? Surely not.
So we have come up with our own award that we see as a complement to M&S. Introducing Library Society of the World’s Shovers and Makers.
The award is self-nominated, and not taken very seriously, but I’m proud to be part of it. I am an infrequent visitor to the Library Society of the World chatroom on Meebo, but whenever I visit I’m greeted by a friendly group of librarians who are always welcoming and have some fascinating conversations (some work related, some completely random!).
I’ve known about the Shovers and Makers award since it was announced over a month ago but only just got around to nominating myself – the deadline of May 15th was a kick up the backside! It’s been interesting reading about what other people around the world are up to, why don’t you nominate yourself to let everyone know how you’ve been shoving and making?