Staff additions bring more than 15 years of cumulative professional experience to agency

March 22, 2018

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is pleased to announce two recent hires with Ryan Godfrey serving as the department’s Public Information Officer and Amanda Trawick joining the Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH) as a librarian.

A creative and communications professional, Godfrey comes to APLS with 11 years of public relations/information experience, most recently with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services where he produced numerous materials to assist persons with disabilities. He will maintain all media relations for APLS, manage the agency’s printed and digital informational materials, and develop the department’s social media footprint. In addition to 11 years of state service, Godfrey also taught one year of high school English and served as debate team coach at Prattville High School.

APLS Director Nancy C. Pack said, “Ryan’s wealth of experience and knowledge makes him a key addition to the APLS family. I’m confident that he will be instrumental in reporting our agency’s many accomplishments to the public.”

Trawick joins APLS with four years of professional experience in public and school libraries. In addition to an MLS degree she received from the University of Alabama in 2010, she is proficient in the fine arts, and enjoys singing, painting, and sculpting. Trawick will serve as a reader’s advisor and be responsible for incoming/outgoing mail and equipment inventory.

Angela Fisher-Hall, regional librarian and head of BPH, said that Trawick joined their team at an opportune time.

“There is an ongoing push to share information about Braille and the talking book library with residents throughout the state,” she said. “Amanda will be vital in helping get the word out on our programs, and we look forward to engaging her in our community outreach initiatives.”

The Alabama Public Library Service is the state agency whose mission is to provide information services to all citizens, local public libraries, and state employees.