Donald believes that using strategic development that engages library staff and the customers they serve uniquely positions our libraries to revitalize communities.
Hayden Bass is a Supervising Librarian at Seattle Public Library, where she finds joy in collaborating with communities to harness the power of libraries for everyone.
Stephanie is committed to helping libraries work at their best, in order to provide truly responsive and innovative services to their communities.
Lola is a public librarian and digital services administrator, with a background as a technical consultant in the library software industry.
Jeremy’s passion is helping organizations figure out their own story and then helping them tell it.
Susan is focused on providing knowledge, assistance and advice so that libraries can be successful in these challenging times, and on supporting emerging leaders who can help move the field forward.
Rekha is a managing librarian with a bounty of experience in the areas of community engagement and outreach, programming, mobile services, youth services, and more.
Mark has a wealth of experience when it comes to positioning public libraries as valued and trusted assets of local business communities.
Jen is always looking to learn something new. The constant throughout her career has been her ability to find positive, creative, and innovative solutions to problems both very small and overwhelmingly large.
Christa Werle has served libraries in a range of public service, technical, communications, and supervisory positions during her 20-year career as a librarian.
David has been working on library front lines for over two decades, specializing in reader's advisory and services. He is a firm believer in the primacy of story to our enterprise and our future.
Audrey Barbakoff has served as a public library leader and librarian in a variety of settings, from a large urban system serving over a million people to a single building in a town of 500.
Robin Bradford is addicted to books and dedicated to helping others discover a love of reading. She has worked to push for equal treatment of genre fiction, and worked with readers so that they can find their favorite authors on the shelves.
The mission of public libraries has always attracted Robin and she is fascinated by their swiftly evolving role in communities. She enjoys helping colleagues feel better prepared for facing those changes.
John knows sound and vision. He manages digital libraries of images, video, and sound. He'll build you a taxonomy, too.
Betha has contributed to continuing education for library staff through defining competencies, developing curriculum, delivering presentations both in-person and online, and exploring new strategies in learning.
Amanda's research interests include student learning assessment, technology in higher education and active learning classrooms. She has presented and published on new media and pedagogy for academic librarians.
Alene is a believer in giving the patrons what they want, and seeks to do so while maintaining a sense of what libraries mean in our communities.
Deb is the liaison to the divisions of French & Italian Studies, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, and the Latin American & Caribbean Studies programs for a major urban university's libraries.
Kyla gets pretty excited about various research methods, children's and YA materials, international librarianship and the possibilities of data. Also, all things radio.
Debra works under the assumption that "everything you do has the power to change a life." She believes that public libraries often don't know or see the full impact of their own actions, and wants library staff to embrace the shared mission of the library.
Jen loves to connect people with information, and believes that better access is key to compassion and empowerment. Her latest projects involve research projects and digitizing and cataloging videotapes.