Gail Griffith has enjoyed a thirty-five year career in public libraries, with over twenty-five years as a public library administrator in Maryland, responsible for public services, organization development, and human resources. Since 1992 she has consulted with libraries around the country on strategic planning and organization design projects—often with the Singer Group. She is also a skilled trainer, particularly in the areas of leadership development and team building. Gail holds a BA in sociology from Otterbein College, an MS in applied behavioral science from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MLS from the University of Maryland. She is the co-author, with Paula Singer, of Succession Planning in the Library: Developing Leaders, Managing Change (ALA, 2010).