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Introduction by Joyce Martin Curator, Labriola American Indian Data Center
American Indian Studies Assistant Professor Dr. David Martinez interviews Dr. Cahill
(Recorded April 16, 2012)
The Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award encourages scholarship which crosses multiple disciplines or fields of study, is relevant to contemporary North American Indian communities, and focuses on modern tribal studies, modern biographies, tribal governments or federal Indian policy. The judging panel is comprised of Dr. Donald Fixico and Dr. Katherine Osburn from the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and Dr. David Martinez from American Indian Studies. Each year the winner of the book award is invited to the Labriola Center for an award presentation and to speak about his or her book.
Host Fred McIlvain and Librarian Mimmo Bonanni welcome Library Channel director Matthew Harp to talk about Matt’s selection as one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers for 2010. Matt was profiled in the Library Journal March 15, 2010 article, “Lights, Camera, Library.”
In this interview, Matt talks about leading the multimedia production efforts published by the ASU Libraries’ Library Channel. Examples of these productions include audio and video programs such as the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center lectures and the Library Minute series. He also discusses his enrollment as a digital information management student and the Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure Services department in the libraries.
Matt is the fourth individual from the ASU Libraries to be selected for this prestigious honor. Listen to our interviews with previous winners Ann Dutton Ewbank (2009) and Katherine O’Clair (2007).
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The ASU Libraries are delighted to announce that Matt Harp, digital library production manager, has been honored by Library Journal, the leading national library trade journal, by being selected on of their “Movers and Shakers” for 2010. His profile, “Lights, Camera, Library,” recognizes Matt’s groundbreaking work on the ASU Libraries video productions, especially the hit new series the Library Minute. Matt uses “his expertise to create an outstanding multimedia presence for the libraries on campus, online, and nationwide … bringing ASU’s libraries (and its librarians) into the spotlight.”
Movers and Shakersis an annual Library Journal supplement that identify librarians, vendors, and others who are “making libraries better and taking them into the future.” Since 2002 Library Journal has identified over 450 innovators in the field of librarianship from “all corners of the library world and several nations.”
Host Fred McIlvain welcomes special guest Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank, Education Liason Librarian, to talk about being named one of fifty Library Journal ”Movers and Shakers.” She is joined by Jennifer Duvernay, ASU Libraries Marketing and Outreach Officer, also named a Mover and Shaker in 2005, who reflects on the significance of this honor.
Ann talks about her continued work to promote and educate the public, especially lawmakers, on the value of teacher-librarians in K-12 schools. Ann is a founding member of Fund Our Future Arizona which was originally organized in response to the proposal by Mesa Public School District to eliminate all certified teacher-librarian positions in the district, replacing them with lower qualified resource center specialists who would manage the library space and collections. Their well publicized initiative ultimately failed as the Mesa Public School District chose to continue with their planned budget reduction, but group’s goal to “to create strong school libraries for every child in the state” continues.
The ASU Libraries are pleased to announce that Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank, Education Liaison Librarian at the Fletcher Library, has been honored by Library Journal, the national library trade publication, as one of their 2009 Movers and Shakers. Her profile “Ann Dutton Ewbank: Activists” was published in conjunction with the March 15, 2009 issue of Library Journal and is now available online. The article highlights Ann’s work educating “everyone—especially city, state, and national legislators—about the role librarians play in developing 21st-century literacies in today’s students.”
Movers and Shakersis an annual Library Journal supplement ” identify librarians, vendors, and others who are shaping the future of libraries.” Since 2002 Library Journal has identified over 400 innovators in the field of librarianship who … and who “comprise the coming generation of library leadership.”
Ann joined the ASU Libraries in July 2006, and also served as teacher librarian for five years at Cholla Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona. She has a PhD in education from Arizona State University, an M.A. in information resources and library science from the University of Arizona, and a B.S. in secondary education from Northern Arizona University.
Katherine O’Clair, Life Sciences Librarian, has been named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers for 2007. She joins us to talk about herself and making a difference in library research services.
Her profile, “Living the Life Sciences“ was published in conjunction with the March 15, 2007 issue of Library Journal and is now available online. The article highlights Katherine’s significant accomplishments as liaison to the School of Life Sciences (SOLS), including co-teaching a first year seminar with SOLS Director Dr. Robert Page. Also noted are her enthusiastic contributions to the library profession, including her successful efforts in rejuvenating the College and University Libraries Division of the Arizona Library Association.
Movers and Shakers is an annual Library Journal supplement “devoted to highlighting 50 up-and-coming individuals from across the United States and Canada who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. From librarians to vendors to others who work in the library field, Movers & Shakers 2007 … celebrate(s) the new professionals who are moving our libraries ahead.”
O’Clair joined the ASU Libraries in July 2004. She has a Masters of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University and a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies from Nazareth College of Rochester.