• Library Management
  • Community Access to Technology
  • Underserved Populations


Chance Hunt (MLIS, UW, 1992) enjoyed a 30-year career in public libraries and municipal government before teaching full-time for the Information School. He served as a children's librarian, youth services manager and public services administrator in public libraries in the King County region. He also led the Broadband and Community Technology division for the City of Seattle. At both the local and state levels, Chance has focused on innovative programs and services that activate the public space and increase access to library services and digital technologies. His work on "What If All Kids Read the Same Book?" brought him recognition as a Library Journal "Mover and Shaker" in 2004. An avid supporter of community collaboration, he has served on boards for both Team Read and Seattle CityClub.


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of Washington, 1992
  • BA, Theatre, University of California at San Diego, 1985


  • Library Journal “Mover and Shaker” Award, 2004


  • American Library Association

Publications and Contributions


  • Banned Books Week (2022)
    Banned Books Week, iSchool Style - Seattle, Washington (virtual)
  • LIS Forward (2022)
    iConference - Austin, Texas (Virtual)
  • Maximizing Today’s Signals to Imagine Tomorrow’s Libraries (2022)
    LibLearnX - Virtual
  • Asset-Based Partnerships for Small and Rural Libraries (2021)
    The Association for Rural & Small Libraries - Reno, NV
  • Outstanding in their Field (2021)
    Leadership Institute, Association of Rural and Small Libraries - Virtual
  • Data Driven Digital Equity in Seattle (2020)
    Public Library Association Conference - Nashville, TN
  • The Evolving Role of Libraries Today (2020)
    Seattle Public Library Foundation - Seattle, WA
  • City of Seattle Technology Access and Adoption Study Presentations (2019)
    25+ presentation to local government, WA state agencies, and state and federal governement representatives - Seattle, WA
  • Digital Equity Solutions (2018)
    Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors, annual statewide conference - Richland, Washington
  • Municipal Digital Equity Funding Options (2018)
    National Digital Inclusion Alliance - Cleveland, Ohio
  • Community Engagement in Public Libraries (2016)
    Texas Library Association - Online
  • Community Engagement in Public Libraries (2015)
    American Library Association - San Francisco, California
  • Lessons Learned in Innovative Library Design (2015)
    Ontario Library Association, Annual Institute of Library as Place - Online
  • Library + Community = Partnership (2014)
    Public Library Association - Indianapolis, Indiana