Meredith Butts

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Research Associate

In her capacity as Research Associate, Meredith identifies strategic networks to support our search teams to build out deep, diverse candidate pools. 

Meredith is a Library Information Scientist with a career spanning the public and private sectors, including 13 years of experience in K-12 and academic institutions. She joins NPAG as a Research Associate, where the broad-ranging skills and interests well-suited to librarianship will also enrich her work with the team in finding high quality candidates for impactful organizational roles.

By nature of her work, Meredith is often at the intersection of multiple disciplines and fields. As such, she is uniquely qualified to bridge gaps and leverage her knowledge to pursue multifaceted approaches to synthesizing information.

In recent years, Meredith has engaged in a number of independent projects, including marketing consulting, historical research, and database development. She has provided services to non-profits, as well as civic and political organizations. Her areas of focus include, but are not limited to: education and learning, youth development, journalism and media, technology, economics, psychology, women’s issues, social justice, and the environment.

At the core of all her professional and personal pursuits is the firm belief that people’s access to and effective use of information are essential to a healthy society. To that end, Meredith has become an avid advocate for Information and Media Literacy, delivering seminars and developing programming to strengthen critical thinking and learning skills. Meredith is also co-founder of a small civic group which aims to embrace diversity and facilitate unity in and around her community, and, most recently, she became a Sandy Hook Promise Leader.

Meredith’s undergraduate career includes a year abroad in Germany and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and German, with particular interest in International Economics. She obtained her Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University, with a concentration in school libraries, and holds two NJ Dept. of Ed. certifications.