Brenda Hough is a librarian, writer, and instructor with over 20 years of professional experience working in and supporting libraries by providing training and consultation. She is the author of the recently published book Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff and a co-editor of WebJunction's Competency Index for the Library Field. She is an adjunct instructor for Emporia State University (KS) and an instructional designer for Infopeople. Previous job titles include Staff Development Coordinator and Continuing Education Coordinator. She has worked for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, the Northeast Kansas Library System, and more. 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 projects from idea to implementation.