Meet RUSA Member: Amanda Wahlmeier


Amanda Wahlmeier, MA, MLS
Local History Librarian
Johnson County (KS) Library
Overland Park, KS

Describe RUSA in three words:

Helpful, Dedicated, Engaging

How long have you been a RUSA member?

About 2-3 years.

What drew you to and continues to attract you to the RUSA Community?

My job is in Reference Services with an emphasis in history. No one else at my organization deals with these same issues so it's great to have a group to ask questions and bounce ideas off of.

What are you working on now that you’re excited about?

Our collaborative website with the Johnson County Museum called jocohistory.org.

What are you currently reading/ listening to/ watching/ making?

Reading - Something Beautiful Happened; Listening - Call Your Girlfriend Podcast; Watching - Mindhunter

What advice can you share to others for a fulfilling and beneficial RUSA experience?

Join committees! It's a great way to get to know other members and get involved in the section.