George Needham

Welcome to my new website. I'm not doing consulting any more, but I still care deeply about the future of libraries. My heart is in public libraries, but I know how important academic, research, school and special libraries are, too. I'll occasionally post some ideas here, but you can find me easily at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio.
So why do I care so much about libraries? I've invested my life in them! I started hounding my local branch librarian for a job when I was about 12 years old. She finally hired me when I turned old enough to work in New York State, and I have been working in and for libraries ever since.
Libraries are not my only love, though. I'm married, have a stepdaughter and son-in-law, and two delightful grandchildren.

In my spare time, I enjoy baseball, hockey, movies, music (Broadway, American standards, bluegrass, old timey, classic rock, Motown, classical, classic country...), wine, and old time radio. As I type this, I'm listening to an episode of "Gunsmoke" from the mid-1950s.