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Portland teen services librarian given Mover & Shaker Award

Posted March 13, 2013, at 4:47 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine State Librarian Linda Lord is proud to recognize the respect and tribute given to Justin Hoenke of the Portland Public Library by the library world’s leading publication.

Justin Hoenke of the Portland Public Library has been named a “Mover & Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication, Library Journal.

In its March 15 issue, Library Journal named 50 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service to meet the needs of the people they serve. Justin Hoenke was selected because of his commitment to librarianship and work with teenagers in the Portland area.
Justin currently serves at the Portland Public Library as the teen librarian and leader of the Teen Team.Library Journal honored Justin because of his work with teenagers at the Portland Public Library and for his projects such as the ongoing Make Music at the Library.

“Each member of this year’s Movers & Shakers class embodies service to their community and a passion for advancing libraries and their profession,” said Mike Kelley, Library Journal Editor-in-Chief in a press release.

Justin Hoenke has been the teen librarian for the Portland Public Library since March 2010. Over the past three years, he has actively worked with the community to develop programs and services for teens that have really raised their interest in the public library. Justin is a MLIS graduate of the Department of Library Science at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Justin writes about libraries at his blog at http://www.justinthelibrarian.com and on Twitter.

The 2013 Movers & Shakers were selected by the editors of Library Journal, the profession’s leading trade magazine. Each of the Movers & Shakers will be prominently featured in the March 15th issue of Library Journal and celebrated at a special luncheon in June during the American Library Association’s annual conference in Chicago.

Read more about new inductees at http://lj.libraryjournal.com/movers2013

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