Nancy Bolt was State Librarian in Colorado for eighteen years, leaving in 2005 to form her own library consulting company, Nancy Bolt & Associates. Since 2006 she has been Project Co-Director for the ALA's Library Support Staff Certification Program. This book is her second project involving privatization of public libraries. She assisted in the development of Keeping Public Libraries Public: A Checklist for Communities Considering Privatization of Public Libraries. Bolt has a Master of Library Science from the University of Missouri and is certified as an advanced strategic planner from the Association of Strategic Planning.