Library Administration

Acting Director, Linda Roe

Linda began her career at the Des Moines Public Library as a Professional Librarian Substitute, a job she greatly enjoyed because it gave her a "wonderful overview of all the buildings and how they were unique." She then worked at the Central Library as Youth Services Librarian and later as Senior Librarian. In April, 2009, she became the manager of the Forest Avenue Library and subsequently took on the pilot project of managing two branches, which may serve as a model for dealing with further budget cuts. 

In beginning her new role, Linda shared that she "believes access to information is a big part of equality. It levels the playing field for everyone, regardless of background. Becoming the Deputy Director of the Des Moines Public Library, to support a profession where that is one of the one of the primary goals, is a dream come true."

Prior to receiving her MLS from the University of Iowa, Linda had more than ten years of experience in staff and organizational development. Linda and her husband, Steve, live in Des Moines and have three grown children and eight (soon to be 9) grandchildren. In her spare time, Linda enjoys being with her family, learning new crafts, and spending time at the lake. 

Location Managers

Dawn E. Work-MaKinne | Manager, Virtual Library

Sue Woody | Manager, Library Outreach

Jennifer Tormey | Manager, Technical Services

Sarah Scholten | Manager, Central Library

Ashley Molzen | Supervisor, East Side Library

Nikki Hayter | Supervisor, Forest Avenue Library

Carolyn Greufe | Manager, Franklin Avenue Library

Jon Hobbs | Supervisor, North Side Library

Brenda Hall | Supervisor, South Side Library