SAM MCBANE MULFORD is the Principal Strategist and founder of Ideation*Collaborative (IC). She has 17 years experience in strategic and master planning and programming and design of both large and small-scale public and private projects with 10 years working with Anderson Brule Architects, Inc. Her education is from the College of Environmental Design at Texas A&M, the San Francisco Institute of Architecture and the Advanced Management Institute of Architects and Engineers.
NED A. HIMMEL is Assistant Library Director, San Jose Public Library April 2001-present where he directs the operations for the Main Library and its current 17 branches. Library Director, Jane Light, has suggested that he is a better author than she to write this book. His previous position was a Chief of the Main Library in San Jose. His BA is from UCLA and his MLS is from Berkeley. He is participating in the major bond-funding building project with the re-building of 14 branches and the addition of 6 new branches. San Jose opened the first LEED-certified library in the United States.