Thursday, March 16, 2006

Congrats to John Blyberg: 2006 Mover & Shaker

Congrats to John Blyberg--2006 Mover & Shaker!

The listing isn't up on the LJ site yet (it's a supplement to your March 15 issues), but you should have it available in your full-text databases this morning (I found it in Ebsco--the title of his article is, "User-Centered "Geek"--it's not in Gale as of 8:01 a.m. CST.)

A snippet from the article is below. You can also learn more about John's awesome work and cool ideas from his blog at:

"When he's not working toward his ultimate objective of taking over the world and making everyone drive hybrid vehicles, self-described "library geek" John Blyberg keeps plenty busy with his day job. The three years he spent rebuilding the Ann Arbor District Library's (AADL) network and server infrastructure "from the ground up" and moving to an open source content management system culminated in 2005's launch of "AADL 3.0." Collaborative and dynamic, AADL 3.0 takes a revolutionary approach to library web sites, making the library's online presence "an extension of the 'library experience'—a highly personalized space that the patron can feel ownership for."

Oh, and this is my favorite quote....
"His commitment to Library 2.0 principles parallels his commitment to open source. 'OS transcends politics, hate, war, prejudice, greed, and everything else that stifles creativity and innovation. In my heart, I know OS is a doctrine I want to embrace.'"

Woo hoo!

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