Library Administration

Sue Amend Woody, Director

Susan A. Woody

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.


Library Management

Linda Roe

Linda Roe | Deputy Director, 515.283.4102

Jennifer Tormey

Jennifer Tormey | Manager, Technical Services, 515.283.4153

Sarah Scholten

Sarah Scholten | Manager, Central Library, 515.283.4265

Brooke Santillan

Brooke Santillan | Supervisor, Central Library, 515.283.6413

Ashley Molzen

Ashley Molzen | Supervisor, East Side Library, 515.248.6255

Nikki Hayter

Nikki Hayter | Supervisor, Forest Avenue Library, 515.248.6265

Carolyn Greufe

Carolyn Greufe | Manager, Franklin Avenue Library, 515.248.6275

Jon Hobbs

Jon Hobbs | Supervisor, North Side Library, 515.248.6285

Brenda Hall

Brenda Hall | Supervisor, South Side Library, 515.248.6279

Tim Paluch

Tim Paluch | Supervisor, Community Engagement, 515.283.4288