Kansas has one of the youngest of the 2009 Library Journal (LJ) Movers and Shakers. He is Barry Bailey of the Johnson County Community College (JCCC). Though he has only been with JCCC for a year, he has already made a major impact in the field of library technology.
Barry has created digital records and collections at Johnson County Community College that will have influence on the college resources for years to come. He has migrated the collection of online research materials from a static home on the library’s website to the LibGuides information sharing system and is teaching the staff how to manipulate it.
Barry is currently working on a mobile version of the library’s catalog. When it is developed, it will help smartphone users to have the library resources in hand as they navigate the library’s stacks.
Barry Bailey is one of the new breed of American librarians who see digital possibilities in everything libraries are doing. LJ reviewer Andrea Kempf commented, “He recognizes the future. Actually, he is the future – and it looks great.”