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Two alumni named '2015 Movers and Shakers'

Photo: Jason Broughton and Heather McCue
Posted March 23, 2015

By Haley Hinze, first year M.M.C. student

Two Master of Library and Information Science graduates, Heather McCue ('07) and Jason Broughton ('14), are among the Library Journal's "2015 Movers and Shakers."  They were selected from 300 nominees who are innovative, creative and making a difference in the library field.

McCue, a children's librarian at Columbia's Richland Library, orchestrated a team to create Growing Savers.  With grant funding from the American Library Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Growing Savers led a series of workshops on children- and family-friendly financial literacy.  Since its inception, McCue has integrated the program throughout the community with theater performances and other entertainment promoting financial literacy.  Her involvement and interests in early literacy earned her a Mover and Shaker as a "Change Agent." Read more.

Broughton currently works as an outreach coordinator at South Carolina State Library.  With focus on helping the unemployed, he and a colleague developed, a resource site for those seeking jobs.  He later partnered with state government organizations such as the SC Department of Employment and Workforce to create employment services connections between the state and dozens of libraries.  He has also given presentations and led workshops to government personnel, librarians and various library patrons.  His statewide contributions earned Broughton a title of "Workforce Wizard" among the Movers and Shakers of 2015. Read more.

Movers and Shakers are selected by the Library Journal, one of the top publications for academic and public libraries since 1876. 

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