Sue Amend Woody, Director
Susan Amend Woody began her new role as Director of the Des Moines Public Library in July, 2018.
She began her career with the Des Moines Public Library as a half-time storyteller, then became the full-time Rosie Outreach Coordinator, traveling the city to read to children and share her passion for literacy with central Iowa youth – a passion that continues today and guides her vision for the future. Before becoming Director, Sue served as Branch Manager for both the South Side and Forest Avenue locations, then as Supervising Librarian of Community Engagement, a position that oversaw library marketing, publicity, outreach and community engagement efforts. She also planned and organized the Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) author series.
In her spare time, Sue enjoys kayaking, gardening, teaching religious education, and, of course, reading.
Linda Roe | Deputy Director
Jennifer Tormey | Manager, Technical Services
Sarah Scholten | Manager, Central Library
Brooke Santillan | Supervisor, Central Library
Ashley Molzen | Supervisor, East Side Library
Nikki Hayter | Supervisor, Forest Avenue Library
Carolyn Greufe | Manager, Franklin Avenue Library
Jon Hobbs | Supervisor, North Side Library
Brenda Hall | Supervisor, South Side Library
Tim Paluch | Supervisor, Community Engagement