ByWater Partners Receive Library Journal's Mover & Shaker Prestigious Award

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that several partners were awarded Library Journal's Mover & Shaker Prestigious Award.

The complete awardee list can be viewed at 2024 Movers & Shakers.

The individuals and groups featured in this year's Mover and Shaker Awards represent a range of innovative, proactive, and supportive work. The people shaping the future of libraries is described on Library Journal's site as the following

Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers awards have offered a compelling snapshot of what’s up and coming in the library world, as well as how it has changed. Our 2024 Movers cohort represents a range of innovative, proactive, and supportive work; they are imaginative and kind and brave in a world that needs those qualities—and the results they produce—very much.

- Library Journal

Alex Vancina, Helen Plum Library

Alex is the Technology and Metadata Services Manager, Helen Plum Library, Illinois.

Read more about Alex's accomplishments at Movers & Shakers 2024—Innovators.

Alex is an innovator and a master troubleshooter,” says Sue Wilsey, HPL’s director of strategic marketing and communications, adding that the cry “Call Alex!” can be heard every day from staff or managers seeking help with the new library’s technology.

Phil Shapiro, Takoma Park Maryland Library

Phil is the Library Associate, Takoma Park Maryland Library.

Read more about Phil's accomplishments at Movers & Shakers 2024—Educators.

Shapiro loves connecting with people and is often recruited for outreach events. He tries to learn phrases in regular patrons’ languages, from Amharic to Spanish to Arabic. “My community has residents from 92 countries,” he says. “As an immigrant myself”—Shapiro lived all over the world growing up—“I love assisting them in pursuing their academic, creative, and career goals.”

For More Information

Elise Aiello
Partner Engagement Specialist
ByWater Solutions