Amy Pawlowski has nearly 20 years of experience in special, public, and academic libraries and library-related private industry, with particular expertise in technology, and the e-books/e-journals publishing ecosystem. Her primary responsibilities are managing OhioLINK operations, content negotiations, and contracts. In addition, Amy ensures that OhioLINK resources and projects meet member-organization expectations.
In 2019, Pawlowski was named a Change Agent by Library Journal Mover & Shakers for her role in negotiating a groundbreaking, inclusive-access textbook agreement with six major publishers, saving Ohio students approximately $39.7 million annually. 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 the EBSCO Books Advisory Board and the Cambridge University Press North American Advisory Board. 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 degree in library and information science from Kent State University, a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Hartford, and a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Kent State University.