Amy Greer (non-member)

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Amy Greer

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Interests
  • Advocacy
  • Children's Literature
  • Children's Services
  • Civic Engagement
  • Diversity
  • Equity of Access
  • Ethics
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • International Issues
  • Leadership
  • Librarianship
  • Library School Education
  • Marketing
  • Mentoring
  • Organizational Change
  • Outreach Services
  • Partnerships
  • Popular Culture
  • Public Programs
  • Public Relations
  • Public Services
  • Research and Statistics
  • Social Change
  • Strategic Planning
  • Urban Libraries
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Young Adult Services
  • Youth Services
  • Type of Libraries
  • Public

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    Bio

    Bio
    Title: Youth Services Coordinator at the Providence Community Library Research Interests: Concepts of diversity in LIS; social and cultural issues around young adult library services Amy Greer is the Youth Services Coordinator at the Providence Community Library. Through this position, Amy hopes to offer programming that promotes civil discussion, cross- and inter-cultural awareness, and enjoyment for the whole family. Amy also collaborates with a number of community organizations to ensure that the whole community feels engaged with its public library. Before working at the library, Amy was archivist of the Feminist Theory Papers at the Pembroke Center of Brown University. She was involved with establishing, growing, and making accessible the FTP exciting. Before becoming a librarian, Amy received her B.A. from Wheaton College in 2001, her Master's in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005, and her Master's of Archives Management from Simmons College in 2008. Before entering the Simmons PhD program and serving as a librarian, Amy worked as a banker for Citizens Bank, a training supervisor for Borders Books, an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, an admissions recruiter for Wheaton College (MA), and an archives assistant at numerous archives, including Harvard Law Library Special Collections, John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, and Rhode Island Historical Society. As a PhD student, Amy is interested in exploring concepts of diversity in the field of library and information science, as well as social and cultural issues around providing information services to young adults. Along with her academic and professional work, Amy is an active member of American Library Association, Young Adult Library Services Association and Association of Library and Information Science Education.

    Work

    Current Work

    Barrington, RI
    2011
    Community Services Librarian - In my position, I am responsible for all adult and family programming. I create the programming ideas, locate the presenters/performers, coordinate the event, and implement the event. To build a following for these events, I write press releases, create flyers, maintain a presence on Facebook, and produce an email list serve. In this outreach oriented position, I also endeavor to build new relationships with community partners to gain maximum investment in our community library.

    Past Work Experience
    Brown University, Pembroke Center (Academic Library)
    Archivist of the Feminist Theory Papers
    Providence, RI
    2008 - 2011

    Education

    Ph. D., Young Adult Library Services, 2013
    Simmons College

    MLIS, Archives Management, 2008
    Simmons College

    MA, Theatre and Performance Studies, 2005
    University of Pittsburgh

    B.A., Theatre and Dramatic Literature, 2001
    Wheaton College, MA