Librarian Devin Becker Recognized as a “Mover & Shaker” by National Publication

Wednesday, March 12 2014

For the second straight year, a University of Idaho librarian has been named a “Mover & Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication, Library Journal.

Digital Initiatives and Web Services Librarian Devin Becker is recognized in the March 15, 2014 issue, Library Journal as one of 50 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service to meet the needs of the people they serve. Becker was selected in the Tech Leaders category for his success expanding the library’s digital initiatives collections.

Since 2011, Becker’s first full year leading University of Idaho Library’s Digital Initiatives department, the digital lab has processed nearly 25 new collections composed of thousands of images and documents. Ben Hunter, head of cataloging and collections (and a 2013 Mover & Shaker), calls Becker’s work “transformative.” “Our collections are now exponentially larger, spanning everything from jazz archives to mine interiors, snow load maps to digitized historical yearbooks, and multimedia archived colloquium series to historical postcard collections. He has increased the usability of these collections in ways we never imagined.”

The 2013 Movers & Shakers were named by the editors of Library Journal, the profession’s leading trade magazine. Read the Library Journal profile of Devin Becker at