George Needham is Vice President for Global and Regional Councils at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio. While earning his BA and MLS degrees from the University at Buffalo, New York, George worked at the public library in his neighborhood. He began his professional career at the Charleston (South Carolina) County Library, and has served as director of Fairfield County (Ohio) District Library, as an association executive with the Ohio Library Association and the Public Library Association, and as State Librarian of Michigan. A frequent speaker at library and community events, George has also written several articles, contributed chapters to three books, and reviewed hundreds of books, audiobooks, DVDs and other materials for Library Journal, Booklist, The Columbus Dispatch, and AudioFile. His sole brush with non-library fame came as a two-time Jeopardy! champion in December, 1994.