July 21, 2021
The Loyola/Notre Dame Library, which provides information services and resources to Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, named Mary Catherine “Katy” O’Neill as Library Director. O’Neill, who was unanimously appointed by the library’s board of trustees, will begin in the role on Oct. 1.
O’Neill has served the library in different roles since 2012, including as Associate Director of Research and Technology Services since 2016. She brought previous library experience at the University of Maryland – Global Campus, the United States Naval Academy and the National Archives.
O’Neill holds a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland and a Certificate in Library Leadership in the Digital Age from Harvard University. She has been active in the library community with a variety of publications and presentations while also becoming an emerging leader in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions consortium of libraries and the Maryland Library Association, among others.
Earlier in her career, O’Neill held positions at firms including Booz Allen Hamilton, Fannie Mae and PepsiCo. She holds a Bachelor of Science in organizational development and human resources from Cornell University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from American University.