Irene M.H. Herold is Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University; a past ACRL President; and formerly the Librarian of the College at The College of Wooster in Ohio and university librarian at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She also served as the dean of the library at Keene State College and as the library director at Daniel Webster College, both in New Hampshire. Her Ph.D. from Simmons University focused on leadership development. Her MLS is from the University of Washington and she has an MA in history from Western Illinois University. She was a contributing author and compiling editor for her first book, Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Leadership Institutes.