Andy Woodworth is a librarian in New Jersey. He is an award winning blogger, the creator of the ALA shirt “Endangered” and the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom campaign “It’s Everyone’s Job“, guest columnist, conference presenter, unconference organizer, and one time keynote speaker. He has two sons and one very understanding wife.
(Standard disclaimer: all opinions are personal and not my employer’s.)
I want to thank Beth Crist and Meg DePriest for their extensive work on the issue of libraries going fine free. I am standing on the shoulders of giants and they have done so much for the issue.
Meg DePriest wrote the 2015 white paper for the Colorado State Library advocating for the elimination of fines and fees on children’s materials. Currently, she is a consultant with the California State Library working on the Public Library Survey and the state literacy statistics.
Thanks to Sarah Houghton as a sounding board, cheerleader, and good friend for encouraging me along with this project.