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Kenn Bicknell, Resources Librarian, Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and LA as Subject Executive Committee Chair, was one of the 50 librarians selected as this year's “Movers & Shakers: The People Who Are Shaping the Future of Libraries”.
Kenn has served as the Metro Library's Digital Resources Librarian since August, 2008. It is around that time that Kenn also became an active participant of LA as Subject. He attended general membership meetings regularly, but then quickly moved on to hosting meetings and presenting workshops on new technologies, Web 2.0 and digital assets.
Kenn’s vision and passion for the mission of LA as Subject led to his election as Executive Committee chair in 2011. Under his stewardship, LA as Subject created its first strategic plan.
In regards to LA as Subject, Kenn states in the Library Journal article, “I am determined to create a national model of regional archival museum cooperation across different institutions.”
Image: Kenn Bicknell speaking at the 6th Annual Archives Bazaar at the USC Libraries, October 22, 2011. Photo courtesy of Florante Ibanez.