McIntyre selected as next library director

Susie McIntyre has been selected as the new director of the Great Falls Library.

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Susie McIntyre, courtesy of the City of Great Falls

McIntyre has been the interim director since Jan. 1 after Kathy Mora retired at the end of December.

McIntyre began duties as the director on March 12.

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The city posted the job opening in November and in January, City Manager Greg Doyon said the city had received 11 applications.

Before serving as the interim director, McIntyre had served as 10 years as the library’s head of information services and three years as the collection development librarian.

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“I’m a Great Falls girl—born and raised. The Great Falls Public Library was built the year I was born; I grew up coming to this library and spending my nights voraciously reading,” McIntyre said in a release. “I am so honored to follow in the footsteps of Alma Smith Jacobs and the great leaders that have made the library such an important part of our community. I look forward to building on that legacy and serving the people of Great Falls.”

The library is funded by the city with contributions from the county and the city manager must hire a new director in consultation with the library board.

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In information services, McIntyre supervised all reference services and the interlibrary loan program. In collections, she was responsible for all aspects of the adult collection management and library acquisitions and supervised the technical services staff.

“I look forward to working with Ms. McIntyre in her new position. She loves Great Falls and the library. Her heart for both will serve our community well,” Doyon said in a release.

She previously served as the health educator/resource librarian for the Seattle and King County Public Health Department for nine years.

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Ms. McIntyre’s academic credentials include an administrative certification from the Montana State Library, Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, and Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Montana.