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☷ Library - City of Loveland Colorado - Amy Phillips Chosen as Loveland Public Library Director 15 June 2022
Library - City of Loveland , state Colorado ( By Press Release office)
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Amy Phillips Chosen as Loveland Public Library Director
New director brings focus on innovation , proven community connection to role
LOVELAND , Colo . June 14 , 2022
The City of Loveland has hired accomplished public library professional and current Loveland Public Library ( library ) Adult Services Manager Amy Phillips as the library ' s new director . Phillips has served in the acting director role since March 2022 and was selected among four highly qualified finalists following a national search . Phillips transitions to the permanent director role immediately .
The library is a vital community gathering place and Amy was the clear choice to ensure strong , community - focused leadership continues for our citizens , said Loveland City Manager Steve Adams . Since joining the library nine years ago , Amy has consistently demonstrated leadership and vision through innovative program development , a deep focus on serving all members of the Loveland community , and ensuring that the library remains a transformative space , able to adapt to the ever - changing world . We are honored to have Amy ' s leadership in Loveland .
Phillips joined the library as adult services division manager in June 2013 and added the role of collection management manager in 2018 . She is credited with introducing and managing the library ' s Community Conversations program using the Harwood Model , and building the library ' s community partnerships with the Larimer County Workforce Center , Homeward Alliance , Loveland ' s Poet Laureate , Heart and Sol , and more . Phillips has also played an integral role in the library ' s strategic planning and feasibility study efforts , financial planning and budgeting .
In addition to extensive experience managing people , programs , collections , and partnerships over the past 20 years , Phillips brings a solid financial background to the role . Before her work in Loveland , Phillips oversaw four libraries across multiple states as well as online resources for Colorado Technical University and held several positions with Douglas County Libraries . Phillips has her Ph . D . from Dominican University , focusing on advocacy for libraries .
Libraries continue to be important community resources . The Loveland library is committed to meeting people where they are . We understand that the new COVID world is changing the needs of our community , and therefore is changing how libraries can fulfill the needs of the people they serve , said Phillips . I am honored to lead the library ' s important work serving the diverse needs of those in our community .
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