Librarian Receives Movers & Shakers Award

By Marketing and Communications | 03-17-2017


Library Journal Awards Sarah LeMire

College Station (March 17, 2017) – Sarah LeMire of Texas A&M University Libraries has been named a “Mover & Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication Library Journal.


In its March 2017 issue, Library Journal named 52 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service and shaping the future of libraries. LeMire was selected because of her commitment to the profession and her advocacy effort to improve library services and support for student veterans.


Le Mire currently serves Texas A&M University as First Year Experience and Outreach Librarian. In this role, LeMire teaches research skills to incoming first-year and transfer students. She also focuses on helping students feel comfortable visiting and using the libraries, including unique student populations such as student veterans.


Library Journal honored LeMire because of her advocacy for library services to student veterans. As a military veteran herself, LeMire has dedicated herself to serving veterans and service members as library patrons. She has demonstrated that passion through effective outreach and instruction to members of the military community, as well as through national presentations and publications assisting colleagues in providing effective service to veterans while raising awareness of veterans’ unique issues and strengths. LeMire has compiled much of her knowledge, insight, and experience regarding library services to the veteran and military communities as lead author for Serving Those Who Served, a first-of-its-kind reference book for librarians working with veterans. She continues to contribute to best practices for outreach to veterans and to honor the veterans around her by highlighting their service and providing them venues to share their experiences.

This year’s class of 52 joins a group of talented professionals who are dedicated, innovative, and passionate—each alone and all together transforming the library world and the communities it impacts for the better.

LeMire earned a Master of Arts from the University of Utah in 2009 and a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan in 2012. She has been at Texas A&M University since January 2015.

The 2017 Movers & Shakers were selected by the editors of Library Journal. Each of the Movers & Shakers will be prominently featured in the March 15th issue of Library Journal and celebrated at a special reception in June during the American Library Association’s annual conference in Chicago, IL. The print feature’s companion website is sponsored by OCLC and available at




For More Information contact Samantha Geyer, Texas A&M University Libraries at, 979.862.4233

About Texas A&M University Libraries

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About Library Journal

Founded in 1876, Library Journal is one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the library field. Over 75,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries read LJ. Library Journal reviews over 8000 books, audiobooks, videos, databases, and websites annually, and provides coverage of technology, management, policy, and other professional concerns. For more information, visit Library Journal is a publication of Media Source Inc., which also owns School Library Journal, The Horn Book publications, and Junior Library Guild.