Jasmine Africawala named Library Journal “Mover and Shaker”

Jasmine Africawala named Library Journal “Mover and Shaker”

March 19, 2015 — The Library Journal has named Jasmine Africawala of the Dallas Public Library a “Mover and Shaker” in the library industry. She is one of 50 outstanding individuals honored by the library profession’s leading trade magazine for expanding services and transforming libraries in the 21st century.

“Jasmine has a heart for the underdog and a passion for programs,” said Director of Libraries Jo Giudice. “We’re very proud that the Library Journal has chosen her for this prestigious honor.” Africawala, who joined the library seven years ago, develops and maintains community engagement efforts through volunteerism and partnerships and identifies new and existing funding to support community engagement initiatives.

A former AmeriCorps service member, she has a certificate in non-profit management, a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, a Masters of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas and a certificate in Public Library Management from Texas Woman’s University.

The 2015 Movers & Shakers were selected by the editors of Library Journal. Each honoree is prominently featured in the March 15 issue and celebrated at the American Library Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.

Read more about the new inductees at www.libraryjournal.com/movers2015.

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