Brenda Hough is a librarian, writer, and trainer with 20 years of professional experience working in and supporting libraries by providing training and consultation. She has worked as a trainer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, the Northeast Kansas Library System, and more. She is an adjunct instructor for Emporia State University (KS) and an instructional designer for Infopeople. She helps to create and implement innovative library initiatives on the local, regional, state, and national levels. She has conducted planning sessions and facilitated focus groups, and has been the project manager and team member for numerous library innovations from idea to implementation.