iSchool alumni named Movers & Shakers

Three iSchool graduates were selected as Movers & Shakers by Library Journal (LJ) in their 12th annual celebration of up-and-coming leaders in the library field.

Alene Moroni, M.Libr. '94, Susan Anderson-Newham, MLIS '98, and Audrey Barbakoff, MLIS '10 were among 50 people from around the world who are described by LJ as 'innovative, creative, and making a difference."

Moroni, dubbed the Ebook Whisperer in her LJ profile, is the manager of selection and ordering in the collection management services department in the King County Library System in Issaquah, WA. Ebooks are a big draw for patrons and Moroni's goal is to provide the best possible user experience at the library.

Anderson-­Newham’s switched to librarianship from a career in acting with the goal of becoming a children's storyteller. She has been an early learning supervising librarian for the Pierce County Library System in Tacoma since 2006 where her talents included expanding the library system’s three core early education programs into 30 different training sessions to support early education.

The LJ designates six categories of leadership for their awards: Marketers, Innovators, Change-Agents, Advocates, Community Builders, and Tech Leaders.

Barbakoff, highlighted in an earlier iSchool news article, is one of the eight Change-Agents, Moroni was selected in the Marketer category and Anderson-Newham is one of nine Innovators in this year's group of Movers & Shakers.