Peter Coyl is a Branch Manager at the Dallas Public Library. Previously, he was the Librarian at Hsinchu International School in Taiwan and has been affiliated with various Libraries including the Rochester Hills Public Library, the Hershey Public Library and Oakland University's Kresge Library. He also served on the Library Advisory Board for the Pontiac Public Library.
Mr. Coyl earned his Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from Drexel University where he focused on library service to children and young adults. During his graduate studies He was awarded the Dorris Keller Hossler Endowed Fellowship by Drexel University as well as the Knower Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Special Library Association. His undergraduate degree is in Public Administration and Public Policy with a minor in East Asian (China) Studies from Oakland University. He is the former Chief of Staff to a State Representative at the Oregon Legislative Assembly.
An active Library Professional, he is a member of the Texas Library Association (TLA), the Public Library Association (PLA), and the American Library Association (ALA). He has presented at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference, the Texas Library Association Annual Conference and the Public Library Association Conference. He served on the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Awards Committee in 2012 and as Chair in 2013.