For more than 25 years, Joan Frye Williams has been a successful librarian, consultant, vendor, planner, trainer, evaluator, and user of library services. She began her career in 1975 at the California State Library. She also worked for a number of library automation vendors. Since 1996, she has been an independent consultant specializing in innovation, technology, and the service needs and preferences of non-library "civilians."George M. Needham
Bringing years of expertise and research data to any process, George Needham excels at provocative data-driven content on the future of libraries. His experience is diverse and includes State Librarian of Michigan as well as extensive association work as the Executive Director of the Public Library Association and the Director of Member Services of the Ohio Library Association. In addition, he has worked in public libraries in Ohio and South Carolina. He is known for his wonderful delivery style, his copious publications and his landmark work at OCLC.Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Kathleen de la Peña McCook is a distinguished university professor of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She has also been on the library school faculties of Louisiana State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches courses on human rights and librarianship, public librarianship, community building, libraries as cultural heritage institutions and adult services and lifelong learning.