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Manya Shorr

Manya Shorr

Manya Shorr has been the Fort Worth Public Library Director since September 2017. Before becoming a part of the City of Fort Worth team, she was the Director of Public Services at the Washington, D.C. Public Library. There she managed all aspects of public service delivery and was responsible for the experience offered in 25 branches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

She has extensive library experience, holding positions at Multnomah County Library, Omaha Public Library and Sacramento Public Library and holds a Masters of (Library) Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Oregon.

She is excited to be a citizen of Fort Worth and a resident of the Ryan Place neighborhood. Besides her love of reading, Manya enjoys spending time with her husband, their 2 dogs, 3 cats and practicing yoga.

As you get to know Manya, you will learn that she is a leader with a vision who holds a strong faith in the power of libraries to be transformative for individuals and communities.

You can email her at manya.shorr@fortworthtexas.gov

Last updated: Aug. 15, 2018