Karl Helicher, Book Reviewer
Karl Helicher enjoyed a forty-three-year long career as a public librarian, mostly as the director of the Upper Merion Township Library in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He retired in 2016. He continues to review books for Foreword, which he started doing in 1999, and Library Journal, which he began working with in 1982.
He received his MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973; he has an MA in political science and an MSA in public administration, both from his undergraduate alma mater, West Chester University. He received Library Journal’s Non-Fiction Reviewer of the Year Award in 1999.