Thank You


Wow. I am humbled. Today I was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal and my peers.

My heart pours out thanks to everyone who has supported and believed in me all through the years.

I thank you with all of my heart: Haley, Finn, Aero, Mom, Dad, Brandon, the Pleczynski family, the Hoenke family, the Parker family, the Kappy family, the Kelly family, the Mazzarini family, my most excellent mother-in-law Jill Godlewski (who got me into the library world!), all of the Byers, McIntosh, and Trenk family, all of the wonderful friends I’ve made in Pittsburgh, Portland, Bellingham, and New Jersey through the years, and my professional colleagues and mentors (specifically Michael Stephens Stephen Abram, Brian Kinney, John Blyberg, Andromeda Yelton, Kirby McCurtis, Lynda Kellum, Tara Lannen-Stanton, Peggy O’ Kane, Tim Spalding,  Mick Jacobsen, Buffy Hamilton, Gretchen Casserotti, Amanda Goodman, Alex Hylton, Ellen Forsyth, Julie Strange, Christoph Deeg, Mylee Joseph, Jan Holmquist, Peter Bromberg, and oh so many more)

Special extra thanks goes out to all of the amazing teens that I’ve met through the years at the library. You are the most inspiring people I’ve ever met.

A giant hug to the community of Portland, Maine. You are a beautiful city full of wonderful people.

PS: Extra special congrats to the 2013 class of Movers and Shakers.  It is an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as you. You are inspiring.


  1. Oh, Justin, I’m so happy and proud of you! We talk about you at least once a month at my library — you are very inspiring in all that you do. Congratulations!

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