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Library Director – Dave Schroeder


Dave Schroeder is a native of Kenton County. He was named Executive Director of the Kenton County Public Library in April 2007. Dave began his career at Kenton County Public Library in 1986 as a shelver. In 1987 he began working in the Local History Department indexing historic newspapers. He held the position of Archivist for Thomas More College and the Diocese of Covington from 1996 to 2000. Schroeder returned to KCPL in 2000 as the Kentucky History Librarian.

He serves as President of Board of the Friends of the Kentucky Public Archives, treasurer of the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, board member of the Covington Partners, the Executive Committee of Kids Voting Northern Kentucky and a member of the Leadership Northern Kentucky Alumni Association Board.

Previously, Schroeder served on the Kentucky Archives and Records Commission (2007-2018).  He is the past Chair of the Kentucky Public Library Association and past President of the Kentucky Library Association and Chair of the Kentucky Public Library Association Advocacy Committee.

Schroeder earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science degree in Library Science from the University of Kentucky. He is a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2008.

He is the author of Life Along the Ohio : A Sesquicentennial History of Ludlow, Kentucky (Little Miami Press 2014),  co-editor of Gateway City : Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015 (Clerisy Press 2015) and co-author of Lost Northern Kentucky (History Press 2018).

Phone:  859-578-3600

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