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Duckett Named a ‘Mover and Shaker’

Kim Duckett, principal librarian for Digital Technologies and Learning at NCSU Libraries, has been named by Library Journal as a 2009 “Mover and Shaker,” an honor given to the librarians, vendors, and others who are pioneers in “shaping the future of libraries.” Since 2002 Library Journal, has used the award to recognize individuals who are becoming the next generation of library leaders.

According to Library Journal, “Movers and Shakers” in general work to “shatter the old library image and recognize the changing face of the profession, as new, younger, generally unsung librarians brought up on technology enter the field and begin to alter it.” In particular, the award honors leaders who have effectively embraced library technology, especially social media and other Web 2.0 tools, to improve access to the library’s assets.

Duckett earned her reputation by working with NC State faculty, IT and instructional design staff to develop online workshops for distance learners and to provide workshops on Blackboard, blogs, and wikis, providing the university with valuable guidance as it embraced online learning tools that capitalize on the learning styles of today’s students.