Steven Carl Fortriede retired as associate director of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after more than forty years in the library profession. Fortriede received a BS in education from Ball State University and an MLS from Western Michigan University in 1971. A year later he was assigned, rather abruptly, to move his first library. Since that time he has directed, or consulted for, more than twenty moves for libraries ranging from a few thousand to nearly four million items. He has also been responsible for many space planning and library design projects.