Monday, March 19, 2007

Gina Millsap, Mover and Shaker

Turn to page 35 of the Movers and Shakers Supplement to Library Journal and you will see that Gina Millsap has been named a Mover and Shaker for 2007 under the category of Community Builders. This honor is not surprising. When I worked with Gina at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri, she was already showing her energy and creativity as the Young Adult Librarian. She was hawking teen books and running programs for youth and older clients, too. I remember her showing movies on Sunday nights when that meant she had to thread film through a projector. She made everything fun.

I last saw Gina at the 2002 Public Library Association conference in Phoenix, where she and Charlaine Ezell spoke well about long-range planning. She was directing a library in Iowa at the time. Now she is at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, expanding the use of social tools to make a more user-centric library.

Congratulations, Gina!

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