Thanks for visiting my home on the web! I'm Amanda Civitello: writereditorLGBTQ advocate, and knitter. I believe public libraries are transformative and am lucky to work for one. You can find links to my most recent work below, and you can catch me sharing great ideas from libraries nationwide in a bimonthly column for Public Libraries magazine. Don't be shy - reach out! I'd love to hear from you.

Recent articles



One of the simplest and most powerful things a library can do is to assure employees that their personal safety is important. (with Katie McLain)

Read more at ILA Reporter.

In part because truth is obscured by a cloud of "alternative facts," libraries are transforming their spaces, their services, and their resources.

Read more at In Media Res.

Five years ago, it had become apparent that Waukegan Public Library’s patrons no longer reflected the city’s changing demographics.

Read more at ILA Reporter.