Scott Bonner

Scott Bonner had been serving as director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library District, MO, for just over a month when the turmoil in Ferguson put his small library on the map. When fears of violence caused many businesses to close, Bonner kept the library open and conveyed the importance of it as an oasis for all the people of the town. Over months of unrest, the message remained intact: the library is a safe space and resource for all the members of a community. Scott’s actions have served as an inspiration for libraries and librarians everywhere. Scott was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2015. He will appear in conversation with CLA President Elect, Misty Jones, on Saturday, November 7.