July AAL SuperStar Award

Mike Shell
July SuperStar Recipient: Mike Shell, Jacksonville Public Library

Each month, the Ask a Librarian team will pick an outstanding member that has shown exceptional participation in the program.This month’s AAL Super Star winner is Mike Shell, Librarian Senior at Jacksonville Public Library.

Mike is the site coordinator for JPL (along with co-coordinator Christa Snow). Mike is one of our biggest promoters for Ask a Librarian, both internally within Jacksonville and statewide. Whether through promotion of chat, texting, or increasing patron statistics and staff participation & encouragement, Mike is constantly providing the AAL team with suggestions and ideas on promoting the service.

Mike works directly with the marketing folks at Jacksonville to organize and promote front line marketing for AAL. Recently, during a Battle of the Bands tournament, Mike was able to get their staff to add the AAL images to the plasma screen slide show during the contest promoting Ask a Librarian. When the statewide Spanish email platform launched Mike choose to integrate the option for his patrons into Jacksonville’s customized widget. He even added the AaL widget to his personal blog, The Surly Librarian http://surlylib.blogspot.com!

Mike is an amazing supporter and his enthusiasm for Ask a Librarian is infectious and we LOVE it!

Please help me welcome this month’s SuperStar winner, Mike Shell!