Amy has 6.5 years of practical library experience through her work at the Monongahela Area Library, the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, the Monroeville Public Library and the North Versailles Public Library. She holds a Masters Degree in Information and Library Science from Clarion University.
As the Director at the Monongahela Area Library, she has worked extensively with community and governmental organizations. Amy feels it is the Director’s duty to take the pulse of their community and to make connections and network for the library. A library can support its community by offering a robust schedule of innovative, educational and fulfilling programming and services. Library programming, especially STEM programming, is very dear to her; she believes it helps foster a healthy and productive community. Programming planning is one of her strengths and passions, over the course of the past 6.5 years, she’s planned and implemented hundreds of library programs encompassing all age ranges. In her first year as Director and primary programmer at the Monongahela Area Library, Amy increased programs from 386 a year to 483 a year and participation from 1,981 persons to 3,851 persons. Additionally, she has conducted district training on STEM programming and has presented two professional posters at the annual Pennsylvania Library Association’s conference on the topic.
Librarianship means more to Amy than a simple love of reading. It’s about getting to know your community and providing the best service possible. She loves helping people and making a positive impact.
On a more personal level, she is happily married and has three cats. Amy likes to dabble in crafting and enjoys creating things. She has a life goal of visiting all 50 states, with only 12 states to go! While she is not the most avid television consumer, she does love Star Trek.
Amy looks forward to getting to know the Murrysville Community and is excited to start!