Council and Minutes

Council Members 

Katy Smith

Council Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024 
Saint Louis University

Vice President

Heather Wefel 
Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026

St. Charles City-County Library

Katy recently joined the Medical Center Library at SLU as a Health Sciences Librarian. She earned both a PhD and an MA in Information Science and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri. Katy wanted to work in libraries since childhood, and, while in high school, was a page at her local library and volunteer at her school library. She has a wide-range of experiences in libraries and information services and has served in academic, public, school, and special library spheres. Katy loves to learn new things, play with her family and pets, and -of course - read!

Heather Wefel has been an Adult Services Librarian at the St. Charles City-County Library for eight years. She graduated from Wayne State University in 2012. Heather has held previous library positions at Kirkwood Public Library and UMSL. She is passionate about adult programming and hosts a wide spectrum of programs from bingo and escape rooms to a series that focuses on current hot button issues. When not at work, you can find Heather tabulating a list of restaurants she wants to visit from videos she saw on Tiktok.

Erin Phelps

Council Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026
Rock Hill Public Library
Heather Arnold

Council Term: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025 
Kirkwood Public Library
Erin Phelps is the Library Director for Rock Hill Public Library, a member of the Municipal Library Consortium. She has an undergraduate degree in English and Anthropology (2001) as well as an MLIS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006). She held several managerial roles with St. Louis Public Library before moving to East Tennessee, where she worked with Knox County Public Library, first in business reference and then moved into a position in Communications and Development, where she managed outreach projects and grants for the library system. Erin is a member of ALA and PLA. She's happy to be back in the St. Louis area with her family and looks forward to showing her toddler all the fun things about St. Louis in the summertime. Heather Arnold is the ILS administrator for the Municipal Library Consortium of St. Louis County, where she has worked for over five years. She earned her MLIS from Mizzou in 2017 and has worked in most of the jobs that a library can offer - from shelving, circulation and reference, to administration. Heather has a passion for database cleanup, Excel spreadsheets, and e-resource collection development. She lives in St. Louis City with a small dog who likes to interrupt Zoom calls.

Jenny Akins

Council Term: July 1, 2024 to June 30 2027

Washington University, Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

Jenny Akins is the Art & Architecture Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. In the role, she supports the operation of the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library and provides research and liaison services, instruction and collection development for faculty, students, and staff in the Sam Fox School of Visual Art and Design, WashU and wider communities. Jenny is a member of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL). She has experience working in a public library and other college and university libraries. She holds degrees in Germanic studies and History from Indiana University-Bloomington and received her MLIS from University of Missouri-Columbia.

Keir Haug

Council Term: July 1, 2024 to June 30 2027

St. Louis County Library, Prairie Commons Branch

Keir Haug is currently the Branch Manager of the Prairie Commons branch of the St. Louis County Library. He graduated from the University of Missouri twice, once in 1991 with a degree in History and again in 2010 with an MLIS. Keir has served as secretary of the St. Louis chapter of the Special Libraries Association. He is a member of ALA, PLA, and an on-again, off-again member of MLA. His free time and money is spent on traveling, live music, drinking overpriced beer, and hanging out with four cats and a librarian wife.

Katie Mulhall
Council Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026
Nerinx Hall High School

Katie Mulhall is currently the librarian at Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves.  She has a Master’s Degree in Literature from the University of Missouri- St. Louis and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She was previously an English teacher for 13 years, and she has always enjoyed inspiring a love of reading in students.  Whether it is helping students find their next fun fiction read or helping  them navigate the online databases, she loves the variety that comes with her job.  In her free time, she loves to bake and go camping to explore State and National Parks with her husband and two kids.
Paul Schroeder
Council Term: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025
Scenic Regional Library

Paul Schroeder is the Collection Development, Interlibrary Loan, and Passport Program Manager for the Scenic Regional Library in Union, Missouri. He has a degree in Political Science from Montclair State University (NJ) and as MLIS from Rutgers University. Paul moved to Missouri in January 2015. Prior to that he worked for the Bound Book branch of the Somerset County Library System in New Jersey from 2000-2014. He started as a library assistant and worked his way up to Head of Adult Services. Paul is also a member of the MLA Missouri Author Awards Subcommittee. 
Gina Sheridan
Council Term: May 10, 2024 to June 30, 2024 
Webster University Library

Gina Sheridan (she/her) is the Communications & Outreach Librarian at Webster University Library where she handles the library's marketing, outreach, website, and social media presence and serves as a subject librarian. Before Webster, she worked in a variety of roles at public libraries in St. Louis and Fresno, CA. She holds a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University (2023) and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama (2007). In her free time, she runs a death doula and death education business, supporting people of all ages and backgrounds at the end of life. She is married and lives in a house made of shipping containers in North St. Louis city.
Vacant Position
Term: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025 

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