Andrea Lee Shuey is an accomplished library services specialist who celebrates a career spanning nearly four decades. At the inception of her career in 1966, she was a reference
librarian and supervisor of the reserve book department at the S. Price Gilbert Memorial Library in the Georgia Institute of Technology for two years. Subsequent to these appointments, she served as an assistant branch librarian from 1968 to 1976 and branch manager from 1976 to 1988 at the Dallas Public Library in Texas. Most recently, Ms. Shuey worked as director of the University Park Public Library in Texas from 2002 until her retirement in 2005, where she also sat on the advisory board.
A venerated figure in her field, Ms. Shuey also served as a small library consultant between 1998 and 2002. Contributing greatly to the Southeast YMCA, she sat on the board from 1991 to 1998 and served as board secretary between 1993 and 1997. In addition to these endeavors, she has been heavily involved in Kiwanis International, holding such positions as president of the North Dallas Park Cities Club, secretary of the Oklahoma and Texas Districts and president, vice president and newsletter founder of the Pleasant Grove Club, among other roles. Alongside these responsibilities, Ms. Shuey notably served as president of the Dallas County Library Association and maintains membership with the Texas Library Association, the American Library Association and the Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Shuey has been interested in reading and librarianship since an early age. Given an article to read about librarians by her mother, she thoroughly enjoyed reading the article and learning about what librarians do on a daily basis. From there, she began working summers at her local library when she became older, thus propelling her ascent into the field of library services. Throughout her career, she has always enjoyed serving library visitors, noting that librarians are a special breed of people who want to help others learn and improve their lives. In recognition of her achievements in the field, Ms. Shuey is garnered with numerous accolades. Kiwanis International has honored her with the Walter Zeller Award, the Hixson Award and the Distinguished Secretary Award, and she was named a life member of the Past Lieutenant Governors Association. A celebrated Marquis listee, she was featured in the 24th edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest in 1995. She enjoys reading, writing and researching in her spare time.
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