WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has announced the hiring of Amy C. Resh as the organization’s Executive director, effective June 26th.
In this role, she will serve as the Executive Director of the James V. Brown Library, the System Administrator of the Lycoming County Library System and the District Administrator of the North Central Library District. She has 10 years of experience as a Professional Librarian in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Resh was previously the Head of the Library Department, Berks County Public Library System, for the County of Berks. Prior to that, she was the Library Director at Emmaus Public Library.
She has a master’s degree in library and information science from Drexel University, a master’s degree in business administration from Alvernia University, and a bachelor’s degree in library science from Kutztown University.
“I am delighted to be stepping into this multifaceted role where the James V. Brown Library will continue to provide access to information and technology for all.” Resh continued, “I look forward to leading the Library into the next phase of dynamic library service and am delighted to work with the Board of Trustees and fantastic staff to do so.”
Resh is currently President of the Association of Pennsylvania Public Library Systems. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Library Association, where she is a mentor for new librarians, and a member of the American Library Association, serving on the New Member Roundtable Social and CORE- Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures committees.
“Amy is passionate about the growth and preservation of library services and the importance of libraries in communities,” said John M. Confer, Brown Library Board President.
She resides in Williamsport and enjoys needlepoint, hiking, and cycling in her limited spare time.
The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pick up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning. Walk-in passport services are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.