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Amy E. Ryan Biography

Amy E. Ryan

Amy E. Ryan
Stanford Calderwood Director, Interim

Amy Ryan is an accomplished leader with over thirty-five years of library management experience. Most recently, she served as the President of the Boston Public Library. Prior to that, she directed the Hennepin County (Minnesota) Public Library and served in leadership positions for 28 years with the Minneapolis Public Library. During her tenure in these roles, she earned national awards for programming, strategic planning, public service, and excellence in architectural initiatives. She earned her Masters in Library Science from the University of Minnesota and a BA from Mankato State University; she also studied at the Institute for European Studies in Freiburg, Germany, and the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program.

Amy serves as an Advisor in Residence at Simmons University Graduate School of Library and Information Science, a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries Visiting Committee, and former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America. She is a member of the Nichols House Museum Governing Board, serves on the Beacon Hill Village Council, and is a Proprietor of the Boston Athenæum.