Roy Tennant is an internationally recognized digital librarian, now retired. His last position was as a Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research, where he managed projects relating to technology, infrastructure, and standards. Previous employers included the California Digital Library and the University of California, Berkeley. His books included Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook (1993), the first book written about the Internet for librarians, and one of the first dozen written for a non-technical audience. Roy wrote a monthly column on digital libraries for Library Journal for a decade, and a blog for years after that, and has written numerous articles in other professional journals. In retirement, he has published essays in the Boatman's Quarterly Review on whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon. Roy is a commercial whitewater river guide, treehouse builder, (the fourth in his backyard in the Sonoma Valley), trail builder and maintainer, husband, and the father of grown twin daughters.