iSchool ‘Movers and Shakers’ Exceeds 35
Class of 2022 Sees Two More Alumni Added to the Prestigious List
Every spring, Library Journal names its “Movers and Shakers” for the year. Forty-one individuals make up the Class of 2022, with two having graduated from the San José State University School of Information.
Jane Gov earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree in 2010. From then on, the “Community Builder” has worked on Teen Volunteer and Teen Advisory Board (TAB) programs. TAB programs “enhance opportunities for teens to develop their leadership skills and gain autonomy over aspects of their community.” Gov currently works as a youth services librarian at the Pasadena Public Library in California, and has been making a positive difference in the Pasadena community since 2013.
Ady Huertas is a 2013 graduate of the Master of Library and Information Science program and is now the supervising librarian of youth and family services at the San Diego Public Library. This year, she celebrates 25 years with the San Diego Public Library system.
Recognized as a “Community Builder,” Huertas co-created Creando Enlaces, which is a “free conference that fosters community connections and cultural diversity.” The conference brings together libraries from around the globe and is presented in English and Spanish.
Moreover, Huertas received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to implement Books for Good Trouble: Social Justice Dialogues, which highlights “Black, Indigenous, and people of color authors and conversations regarding social justice issues.”
The addition of Gov and Huertas brings the number of iSchool alumni named Movers and Shakers to over 35, more than any other institution.
Meredith Schwartz, editor-in-chief of Library Journal, discussed how the Class of 2022 will move forward amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by “not ignoring the ongoing toll and risks of the pandemic, but learning its lessons in self-care and care for others, and applying them to their future work, culture, and goals.”