Anthony Bernier, PhD, is professor at California’s San José State University School of Information. As a critical youth studies scholar, Dr. Bernier explores the administration of library services with young people as his primary field of research. The iSchool has awarded him Distinguished Service, Outstanding Professor, and Outstanding Researcher Awards. He received two National Leadership Grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (on library spaces for young people), one from ALA’s Diversity Research Committee, and another from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) in support of his research on first-generation graduate students. He also served a four-year term on ALA’s Committee on Accreditation, chaired several national professional and academic associations, was recently elected chair of ALA’s Library History Round Table, and currently writes the regular “YA Strike Zone” column for Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA). A practicing YA specialist librarian and administrator for 15 years, he designed the first purpose-built library space for teenaged youth, the Los Angeles Public Library’s acclaimed Teen’Scape, and produced nationally recognized youth outreach and programming models. Dr. Bernier’s doctoral dissertation at the University of California examined changing notions of public space in twentieth-century America.