Photo Credit: Zachary Cross

Photo Credit: Zachary Cross

Justin Hoenke is a librarian who has worked in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, and currently is currently the Manager of The 2nd Floor at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, TN. He likes his job a lot in Chattanooga because it is challenges him to think differently about how libraries can best provide service to their community in the 21st century..  Justin is a member of the 2010 American Library Association Emerging Leaders class and was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2013 but in the great grand scheme of library things those don’t matter much.  He believes in giving the community exactly what it needs at that moment in time, working with tweens and teens in libraries to make them awesome human beings, video games as fun and great sources of reading, and creative spaces in the public library. Those are the library things that matter a lot.
Follow Justin on Twitter at @justinlibrarian


  1. Greetings Justin,

    My name is Rob Colding and I work for Information Today, Inc. We publish books for librarians and information professionals. We have a book coming out this week entitled, “Everyone Plays at the Library: Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages” by Scott Nicholson.

    One of my authors [Sophie Brookover] suggested I reach out to you to see if you were interested in reviewing Scott’s book. I notice that in your blog profile you mention that you would cover video games and ‘library stuff.’ I believe that Scott’s book may be of some interest to you and your readers. If you would like to see more information about Scott’s book, Here is the link:

    If you would like to receive a review copy, my contact information is listed below. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Rob Colding
    Book Marketing and Exhibits Manager
    Information Today, Inc.
    143 Old Marlton Pike Medford, NJ 08055
    p: 609.654.6266 ext. 330

  2. Judy Pitchford

    Hey Justin –
    I am a librarian who freelances as a screen printer. Just made (wht I think is) an awesome t-shirt in support of the librarians in Wisconsin. I am hoping that you can help me get the word out. $1 of every t-shirt sold will go to the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation. You can view it at http://www.etsy.com/listing/70372154/i-am-a-librarian-and-a-thug-t-shirt. Hope you like it!


  3. Judy Pitchford

    Just saw on your profile that you are in Portland. I am in Washington and am doing a fundraiser with Library students in Portland to raise money for SCALA. Their shirt and tote bag are at http://www.etsy.com/shop/LibrarianDesigns?ref=top_trail. Please spread the word in their support. Thanks.

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