The City of Hutto is excited to introduce the newest library manager for the Hutto Public Library, Trudy Williams. She brings over 30 years of professional librarian experience from around the country to Hutto, including over two decades in library management.
As part of her vast experience, Trudy has prepared and presented programs for all ages. She has directed library card sign-up campaigns, book sales, outdoor festivals, after school programs and book clubs. Trudy’s goal at the Hutto Public Library is to serve every member of the community.
“I have found success by serving different age groups,” she said. “Libraries are not warehouses for books, but spaces where literacy, community, intellectual growth, and personal growth flourish.”
As she leads the next chapter of the Library, Trudy aims to continue building up the great services that the Library provides while also extending outreach services into the Hutto community. She looks to use her previous experience promoting libraries and library services to schools, nursing homes, community centers, senior centers, historical societies and fine arts groups right here in Hutto.
“I want to grow the Library’s contribution to and relationship with the Hutto community,” she said.
Prior to joining Team Hutto, Trudy spent the last six years as the assistant library manager at the Milwood Branch Library within the Austin Public Library system. She came to Austin after serving as a Branch Manager with the St. Louis County Library in Missouri for over 14 years.
Trudy also has experience as a middle school librarian within the Prince William County school system in Virginia, and as a reference librarian at the DC Public Library, the City of Alexandria (VA) Public Library, the U.S. Census Bureau Library and the American Society for Training and Development.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Humanities from Dana College in Nebraska. Trudy also had a Masters in 18th Century Literature from Indiana State University and a Masters in Library & Information Sciences from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.