Erin Coughlin began as director in October 2020. After 14 years as an educator in the Omaha, Nebraska area, she moved to central Iowa in 2019. She joined the University of Iowa's School of Library and Information Science in August of 2020 and will earn her master's degree sometime in 2022. She has a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska - Omaha, and a bachelor's degreee in English Education and Mass Communciations from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She is originally from Le Mars, Iowa. Erin's passions include reading, rescuing dogs, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs. She lives with her husband and three dogs in Ankeny.