There are no random acts…We are all connected…You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind… (Five People You Meet in Heaven)
There are many people who have shaped me over the years. I just wish to acknowledge a few professionals who have made me the librarian that I am here, and in no particular order. Some of these people I have never met.
Valeria Long, Grand Valley State University
Pat Bravender, Grand Valley State University
Mary Klatt, Loyola Health Sciences Library (I miss you a lot and wish I could ask you a million questions).
Jeanne Sadlik, Loyola Health Sciences Library
Michael Gorman, Past President, ALA
Dr. Michael Stephens, Dominican University
Dr. Gertrude Koh, Dominican University
Dr. Janice Del Negro, Dominican University
Samuel Swett Green, “Personal Relations Between Librarians and Readers”
Leah White, Chicago Deskset
Adam Girard, Chicago Deskset
G. Kevin Davis, Messenger Public Library
All the folks at DLS
Rory Litwin, Libraryjuice
Sandy Berman, Radical Cataloger
Thomas Mann, Library of Congress
S. R. Ranganathan, “Five Laws of Library Science”
Jesse Hauk Shera, “Introduction to Library Science”
Dr. Elfreda Chatman, her work with outclass patrons
Phil Thorman, Mass Mutual
Beau Coniglio, Creative Genius
Erika Molaro, love of my life
Toby Greenwalt, Skokie Public Library
Mick Jacobsen, Skokie Public Library
Justin Hoenke, the greatest teen librarian EVER
Richard Kong , the guru of library technology, DMLs, and awesomeness
Anne Slaughter, a true rock star librarian and designer of OPPL’s website
Monica Harris, hands down the most creative and innovative librarian I know.
I am sure that I missed some people, for that I offer my humble apologizes. To those who shape me without knowing me, or having ever met me. I want to thank you too.
Strangers are family you have yet to come to know. (Five People You Meet in Heaven)