Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern
Event Description
Omaha Public Library implemented a subject librarian model as a way to reimagine adult services. From idea, beta team, to embedding subject librarians in OPL’s library system and the greater community, you will learn how it all started and how the subject librarian team operates today. Highlights will include examples of successful projects, programs, and ways to implement this model if it is the right fit for your library.

Learning Objectives:
  • Introduction to the subject librarian model
  • Determine if the subject librarian model is a fit for your library
  • Be provided with a framework to get started

Amy Mather is an Adult Services Manager at Omaha Public Library. Amy believes in connecting the community through information, storytelling and relationships. She established and manages a team of subject librarians who develop programming, outreach and engagement strategies, and curated collections around community-based interests. She is also responsible for the planning and production of several popular events at Omaha Public Library. Amy won the Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers award in 2010 for her outreach efforts to young professionals, hosted her own podcast for four years (before everybody had a podcast), and has also worked as an adjunct instructor teaching human relation skills at Omaha’s community college. Amy completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Mexico, and completed her master’s degree in library and information science from Louisiana State University. Though she grew up in West Virginia and has lived in New Mexico, Louisiana, and Washington D.C., she considers Omaha home. In her free time, Amy enjoys reading, yoga, making jewelry, and has recently started bird-watching with her new binoculars.
Online via Zoom
Contact Person
Who should attend:  Anyone interested in Subject Librarians
Competencies:  Reference and Management

Non-Member Cost:      $40
NEO-RLS Bronze Member Cost:  $24
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   FREE
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE
NEO-RLS Individual Member Cost:  $20

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