The Library Journal has named Adam Rogers (MSLS '10) one of 50 “Movers & Shakers 2015.” Since 2002, the journal has annually published the list to recognize outstanding librarians and others in the library field who are making an exceptional impact on their communities and the profession. As the journal’s introduction to the class of 2015 class explains, “They are passionate about what they do, whether it is advocating for literacy and diversity, serving the underserved, spreading and sharing technology, and much more. They see the future and bring it to life.”
Rogers, who is the Emerging Technology Services Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries, was identified as a “Community Builder” by the Movers & Shakers list. The journal’s profile of Rogers highlights his leadership of the Hunt Library Maker space, which features 3-D printing, scanning, and laser cutting, electronics prototyping kits, and workshops to acquaint potential users with these tools. Rogers and two colleagues also created NCSU Libraries’ Mobile Scavenger Hunt, an orientation program that won the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries College Library Section ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award.
Previous SILS alumni and students who have received this honor include: Ben Hunter (MSLS '05), Krista Schmidt (MSLS ’02), and Melissa Zymboly Depper (MSLS '95) in 2013; Emily King (MSLS '08) and Jason Casden (MSLS '06) in 2011; doctoral student Ernie Cox in 2010; Kim Duckett (MSLS ’01), Jason Griffey (MSLS ’04) and Pam Sessoms (MSLS ’94) in 2009; Jill Stover (MSLS ’04), Jeannie Dilger-Hill (MSLS ’93) and Tim Bucknall (MSLS ’89) in 2006; and Jennifer Duvernay (MSLS ’96) in 2005.
Photo by Charles Samuels, NC State University Libraries