Portrait of Amy Ward

Amy Ward

Associate Dean of Libraries, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Originally, Amy thought she was going to be a Music Librarian, having received her MLS from the University at Buffalo, SUNY; however, she discovered she liked managing and changed her professional trajectory to focus on leadership in libraries. Prior to WCU, Amy was Director of Technical Services at Gettysburg College where she partnered her Technical Services staff with all aspects of the library services and programs offered at a small liberal arts college library. Now at WCU, Amy oversees strategic planning, personnel development, public services, and facilities management. When she’s not in the library, Amy supports an ultra-runner, is learning to identify bird calls, and enjoys an ice-cold micro-brew from the neighborhood brewpubs.