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Amy Koester is the Learning Experiences Manager at the Skokie (IL) Public Library, where she oversees a department of 25 staff members who collaboratively develop, coordinate, and implement programs and experiential learning opportunities for all ages, as well as support all information and reference services for the library. She has led internal teams focused on outcomes evaluation and civic engagement initiatives.

Amy got her start in libraries working as a children’s librarian and has continued to be an active member of the Association for Library Service to Children even as her professional focus has expanded to include all ages of patrons and information services. She served on the editorial board for In the Library with the Lead Pipe, an open access, open peer review journal on libraries and librarianship, from 2016-2020