Name: Amy Hoseth
Title: Assistant Professor / Liaison Librarian
Organization: Colorado State University
Address: Morgan Library, 1019 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Born and Lived: I was born in Evanston, Illinois, but I grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Professional Career and Activities: I worked in public relations and employee communications for a DC-based telecom firm from 1995-2002. In 2002 I joined the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and handled communications for the LibQual+® project while simultaneously pursuing my MLS degree at the University of Maryland. I received my degree in 2005, and in the spring of 2006 I accepted my current position with the Colorado State University Libraries.
Family: Husband, Chad (also employed at CSU) and two sons
In My Spare Time: Running, high-altitude baking, and spending time with my family and friends
Pet peeves: Bad grammar
Favorite Books: Personal History, by Katharine Graham; The Road, by Cormac McCarthy; The Passage, by Justin Cronin; No Ordinary Time, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: I think we’re at a very interesting point in the information industry. I expect current trends (online access to resources, growing demand for e-books, etc.) to accelerate in the next five years. I don’t expect library budgets to increase much, if at all, during that same period, so libraries will have to be increasingly selective in terms of what they purchase, and what they make available to users through interlibrary loan and other methods. I suspect that libraries are in the process of a shift away from owning content, and towards facilitating access. It will be interesting to see how that plays out, especially as non-library entities such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook shape user expectations regarding access to information in the digital environment.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.