Carol Jackson, library manager at Shoreview, is one of Library Journal’s 2019 Movers & Shakers, opens a new window! As the adult programming coordinator, Jackson has worked to build partnerships with local organizations to begin a series of community and well-being events at Ramsey County Library. A partnership with Do Good Roseville created the "Ask" series in response to racism and inequity. Through a collaboration with the Roseville Alzheimer’s & Dementia Community Action Team, series for people with memory loss and their caregivers was produced. At Shoreview, Carol helped coordinate time and space for crafty neighbors to come together to do good.
“So many positive relationships occur by saying yes,” Jackson says. “Yes, let’s meet and talk, yes, let’s explore the possibilities. And yes, let’s work together.”
Out of 300 nominees (with representatives from Australia, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Scotland and Canada), this year Library Journal honored 54 individuals who had made distinctive contributions and impact to the field of library science and in their specific roles. Since 2002, over 900 people have been recognized for their great work. This year the American Library Association will celebrate 2019 Movers & Shakers, along with previous years’ honorees, at the annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Community and Well-being events were made possible in part by a grant from the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries. Explore new events and stay-up-to-date on library news through our e-newsletters. Subscribe today, opens a new window.