"Ahniwa is personable, witty, but most importantly smart. In his short time as Ask-WA coordinator, Ahniwa has become an essential member of our VR community and provides fresh insight into issues affecting our work. He has been instrumental in growing and managing one of the larger statewide virtual reference services in the U.S. His most famous success was convincing all Washington state community college libraries to join AskWA; a feat many of us are quite envious of! Ahniwa is professional, collegial, shares information, and enjoyable to be around. If you are considering him for a team, committee, project, or job position, I can highly recomend him."
-Kris Johnson, AskColorado
"Ahniwa and I have worked together on the QuestionPoint 24/7 Reference Advisory Board for several years. He has consistently shown himself to be among the more productive and innovative members of the board. He regularly makes really helpful suggestions about how the cooperative and the software behind it could operative more efficiently and with greater adherence to quality standards."
- Stephen Francoeur, Baruch College
"I have interacted and gotten to know Ahniwa in his capacity as Online Resources Consultant at Washington State Library and as an ALA Emerging Leader. Ahniwa and I are both on the Collaborative Virtual reference listserv, a listserv for librarians involved with virtual reference. On that listserv, I have seen Ahniwa conduct himself in a highly professional and helpful manner. Through the sharing of his contributions, experience and insight, he has made himself a valued part of the collaborative virtual reference network of providers. I have been impressed with Ahniwa's intelligence, humor, and collaborative, friendly, professional nature, both online and in person (at many professional association events and discussion groups). If you are considering working with Ahniwa in any capacity I highly recommend him!"
- Peter Bromberg, South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative
"Ahniwa is an innovative thinker who uses creative ideas to produce results. He is a dedicated team player, and he always takes the time to assist junior colleagues. I would gladly work with Ahniwa on any project."
- Graham Lavender, McGill University
"Ahniwa is organized, attentive to the needs of library users and a naturally curious person - qualities shared by all of the best librarians I know. If the opportunity to work with Ahniwa again arose, I have no doubt it would be a rewarding experience."
- Mike Wendt, WA State Dept of Transportation Library
"[Ahniwa is] an excellent leader who [is] very good at accomplishing things promptly and efficiently. He's a kind, intelligent, and innovative person who is great to work with."
- Jan Dawson, askON