Loyola / Notre Dame Library Appoints Katy O’Neill as Director – Newsroom
The Loyola / Notre Dame Library, which provides information services and resources to Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, has appointed Mary Catherine “Katy” O’Neill as library director. O’Neill, unanimously appointed by the Library’s Board of Trustees, will take office on October 1.
“With a firm focus on mission, a passion for working directly with a range of library users, significant consortium experience, a strong connection with our universities, and a keen eye for the evolving library landscape, Katy is a proven leader who continues to be the Loyola / Advancing Notre Dame Library for the benefit of our excellent library staff and the two great universities it serves, ”said Stuart A. Smith III, President of the Library’s Board of Trustees.
O’Neill has served the library in a variety of roles since 2012, including deputy director of research and technology services since 2016. She brought previous library experience at the University of Maryland – Global Campus, the United States Naval Academy, and the National Archives.
“Loyola’s commitment to academic excellence, cura personalis and service learning have always fueled my work at the Loyola / Notre Dame library, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue supporting the students’ success in this new role as the next director . “Said O’Neill.
O’Neill holds a Masters of Library Science from the University of Maryland and a Certificate in Library Leadership in the Digital Age from Harvard University. She has been active in the library community with a variety of publications and presentations, including becoming an emerging leader in the library consortium of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and the Maryland Library Association.
“Katy has a broad background in library management and will serve our students and faculty as the new director of the Loyola / Notre Dame Library,” said Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., NCC, Acting Director and Vice President, Academic Affairs Loyola. “We are very pleased that she is taking on this new role and leading the library into the future.”
Early in her career, O’Neill held positions at companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Fannie Mae and PepsiCo. She holds a BS in Organizational Development and Human Resources from Cornell University and an MBA with a major in Finance from American University.