Friday, September 21, 2012

Meet Our Staff: Amy Castillo

Amy Castillo
Periodicals & Electronic Resources Coordinator
Dick Smith Library – Main Floor – room 112A

Amy oversees the Periodicals collections (print periodicals, microforms, and electronic resources) and staff, and is also the Fine Arts department liaison. Prior to coming to Tarleton this month, she was a Periodicals Specialist at TCU in Fort Worth. She also worked at the Arlington (Texas) Public Library in a number of roles.

Amy says, “I started my library career as a band librarian while in high school. After graduating, my high school band director told my college band director about me and I was hired to be the band librarian at University of Texas – Arlington [where Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in music]. For a long time I thought I would be an ensemble librarian, working with bands and orchestras, I even interned with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Library for a year. However, I really enjoyed working in an academic setting, particularly with serials due to their dynamic nature. Being in the periodicals field is far from boring!”

Amy earned her master’s degree in library science from Texas Woman’s University, and a master’s in liberal arts from TCU. She will complete a graduate academic certificate in Digital Content Management from the University of North Texas next spring.

As for interests outside the library, Amy says, “Knitting, sewing, quilting, and reading are the big ones. I even write a blog about yarn and knitting! I’m also a total cat person. I currently have two, Rose and Ellie, who are very sweet and very spoiled.”


Tracy said...

Welcome Amy! We are so happy you are here.

Amy said...

Thank you, Tracy! I'm estatic to be a part of the DSL and Tarleton. It's such a great and fun place to work at!