Amy Pawlowski has nearly 20 years of experience in special, public, and academic libraries and library-related private industry, with expertise in library technology and the e-books/e-journals publishing ecosystem. Working with the library deans and directors on OhioLINK's Library Advisory Council and reporting to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, she is responsible for the organization's vision and directing strategic projects, and continues to lead contract negotiations for consortial scholarly electronic resources. Pawlowski previously served seven years as the Deputy Director at OhioLINK.
She is a frequent presenter at library conferences, including sessions for The Acquisitions Institute, ALCTS, Springer Nature Academic, NISO, ICOLC, and ER&L. Active in a number of professional organizations, she also serves on advisory boards for EBSCO Books, Springer Nature, and the Cambridge University Press (North America). Pawlowski authored a chapter in No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries.
Prior to joining OhioLINK, Amy managed web projects and e-resources for Cleveland Public Library and the CLEVNET consortium. She was the first Partner Services Manager at Rakuten Overdrive, Inc., a digital distributor library e-resources, and served as archivist for the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra.
Pawlowski holds a Master's in Library and Information Science from Kent State University, and a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Hartford.
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