Pauline Rothstein has a Ph.D. from Fordham University,and an M.L.S. from Pratt. She has had a long career as a practicing librarian in special and academic libraries, specifically as Dean of the Library for Ramapo College and librarian for the Russell Sage Foundation where she created a library. In her activities in the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) as well as local library associations she is known for her innovative ideas. Currently she is Program Administrator for the LIU/NYU Dual Degree Masters program at New York University, funded by an IMLS grant she helped prepare. She has taught at Rutgers University's library school, the School of Engineering at City College and at Baruch College. A long time adjunct faculty member for LIU's Palmer School, the Institute she developed on lifelong learning for older adults was the catalyst for the current volume.