SLIS Grad Allie Stevens Named 2018 Mover & Shaker by American Library Association


April 11, 2018

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Allie Stevens, a 2015 SLIS graduate, was named a Mover & Shaker Community Builder by the editors of the Library Journal  in March. Stevens moved back home to Hampton, Arkansas, shortly after graduating to become the director of the Calhoun County Library.

Since being named Director, Stevens designed and built the library’s new website, created a children’s space, and increased the teen book selection to nearly 1,500 offerings. She also founded the Tiny Library Think Tank, a social media group that includes over 200 librarians in other small/rural areas to give them a space to exchange resources and ideas.

“The Tiny Library Think Tank has been invaluable to me [as] I’ve learned to navigate the political structure and legal requirements of being a county employee,” she says to Library Journal.

The Movers & Shakers award is given to emerging young leaders around the globe dedicated to making headway in the library field, and this year’s winners are being recognized particularly for their efforts in narrowing the opportunity gaps caused by limiting societal factors such as poverty, race, access to education, and more.


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