Staff Contacts

Library Director

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Elsworth Carman

(319) 356-5241 | elsworth-carman@icpl.org

Elsworth Carman started as the Iowa City Public Library director in January 2019. After receiving his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Information Studies, he began his career in teen services. From there he moved into teen and children's services management before shifting into administrative roles in library leadership, most recently as the director of the Marion Public Library.

Department Coordinators

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Anne Mangano

Collection Services Coordinator
(319) 887-6034 | anne-mangano@icpl.org

Anne Mangano has worked for the Iowa City Public Library since 2007, serving as the Collection Services Coordinator since 2013. In this positon, she oversees the Library’s collection, including the selection, cataloging, processing, repair, and removal of materials. She also plans and directs ICPL’s digital collections, including the Local Music Project and the Digital History Project. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children.

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Patty McCarthy

Development Office Coordinator
(319) 356-5249 | patty-mccarthy@icpl.org

Patty McCarthy began serving as Director of Development for the Iowa City Public Library in 2004. She works with the volunteers on the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation to seek private contributions to provide more art, books, movies, and music to borrow from the Library, as well as for library programs and projects. Before joining the Library staff, Patty worked with the Iowa City Community School District Foundation in marketing and fundraising. And before that, she was a volunteer fundraiser who worked as a newsroom manager and reporter at television stations in Cleveland, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Davenport, Iowa. Patty graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and English. She is an active board member or volunteer with several community organizations. She and her husband live in Iowa City and have two children.

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Elyse Miller

Administrative Services Coordinator
(319) 887-6003 | elyse-miller@icpl.org

Elyse Miller is the Administrative Coordinator and is responsible for behind-the-scenes library activities like human resources and accounting functions. She did her undergraduate work in History at Grinnell College and received a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa. Elyse serves on the City Wellness and the City Employee Recognition and Potluck Committees. She has lived in Iowa City for nearly 30 years, but still says she’s from New York. Elyse lives on the east side of Iowa City with Dylan, the silver standard poodle who was named for a then-future Nobel Laureate.

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Brent Palmer

Information Technology Coordinator
(319) 887-6035 | brent-palmer@icpl.org

Brent Palmer joined the Iowa City Public Library staff in 2012. As the IT Coordinator, he oversees the technology at the Library including the online catalog, Virtual Branch, network, meeting room technology and Library Channel. He studied biology at Kalamazoo College and obtained a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. He enjoys reading hard boiled mysteries, futuristic science fiction, and books about evolution. He lives in the Longfellow neighborhood of Iowa City is married and has two sons. Brent enjoys cross-country skiing, camping and gardening.

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Jason Paulios

Adult Services Coordinator
(319) 887-6075 | jason-paulios@icpl.org

Jason Paulios has worked in various positions at the Iowa City Public Library since 2006, he has served as the Adult Services Coordinator since 2020. He oversees reference services offered at the Info Desk, Switchboard, Digital Media Lab, Koza Family Teen Center, and Page Station. He coordinates programming opportunities for adults and teens. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Luther College and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Southern Connecticut State University. He lives in Eastside Iowa City with his wife, two indoor cats, and all the critters that come with their backyard Iowa native prairie garden. He is interested in natural history and is an avid birder.

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Angela Pilkington

Children's Services Coordinator
(319) 887-6019 | angela-pilkington@icpl.org

Angela Pilkington has served as the Children’s Services Coordinator since June 2015. Angela is responsible for the Children’s Room, including outreach to schools and daycares in the community. Preceding her employment in Iowa City, Angela started her career at the Burlington Public Library in 2002 as the Youth Services Library Assistant, and in 2009 she became the Youth Services Manager. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from North Central College and her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. She has spoken at many conferences in Iowa, including the Iowa Library Association, and the Kids First Conference. Nationally, she will present at the Association for Library Service to Children National Institute in September 2018.

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