My guest today is a senior-level library administrator with over 25 years of experience in education and considerable international experience. He is the Dean of Troy University Libraries. Before entering the library field, he spent 8 years as a history teacher in Georgia and one year teaching English as a second language in Slovakia. He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, has considerable experience writing and implementing grants, and has presented nationally. In 2015 the Carnegie Corporation, American Library Association, New York Times, and the New York Public Library presented him with the I Love My Librarian Award for his work in public outreach. His memoir is about his experiences teaching English in Slovakia. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Christopher Shaffer.