Congratulations to Tony Tallent, director of youth and outreach services for PLCMC on being selected as a 2008 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. I have the pleasure of working with Tony and the energy and enthusiasm he exudes is contagious. It is impossible to be around Tony and not he happy and excited. I love the idea he initiated for his department last year of Drop Everything and Learn Day. I hope it is something he will move to push system-wide throughout our library.
Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.