Don Boozer is currently a subject department manager at Cleveland Public Library for Business, Science and Technology, Government Documents and Social Sciences. He is also a part-time faculty member at the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University teaching reference sources and services. In the past, Don has served as statewide coordinator of Ohio's virtual reference service, a front-line reference librarian, and a young adult librarian. His first job in a library was as a library assistant at Hershey Public Library in Hershey, Pennsylvania, literally across the street from the candy factory with the aroma of chocolate wafting through the air.
After a stint as a cultural anthropologist, Bill Meltzer has been working in reference and adult services for over 20 years, and is currently a Librarian at Worthington Libraries. It was the ideals of librarianship and the importance of public libraries to our democracy that drew him to the profession. Throughout, he has considered our core values to merit the struggle they demand, never more so than in today’s world.