Annie Downey holds a PhD in higher education and an MLS from the University of North Texas. She has written and presented on service design, critical librarianship, information literacy, K−20 library instruction, assessment, and academic library administration. Her other books include Critical Information Literacy: Foundations, Inspiration, and Ideas and Library Service Design (with Joe Marquez). She is an academic librarian in Portland, Oregon. She was awarded the first Future of Librarian Fellowship in 2017 from the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries and was named a 2018 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal.