Steven Carl Fortriede
Steven Carl Fortriede retired as associate director of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, after more than forty years in the library profession. Fortriede received a BS in education from Ball State University and an MLS from Western Michigan University in 1971. A year later he was assigned, rather abruptly, to move his first library. Since that time he has directed, or consulted for, more than twenty moves for libraries ranging from a few thousand to nearly four million items. He has also been responsible for many space planning and library design projects.