FY 2022 COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Paula Albers- Webster University
Hi, I’m Paula Albers. My first job was as a shelver at my local library, and I’ve worked in libraries ever since. I received my MLIS for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014 and am currently the Electronic Resources Librarian with the Eden-Webster Library System. I love helping users get access to resources and troubleshooting any problems that may arise. I also serve as liaison to the English and Theatre departments and always have fun teaching library instruction sessions. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my dogs, quilting, and knitting.
Jenni George- Fort Zumwalt South High School
Jenni George is a high school librarian in the Fort Zumwalt School District and has worked in secondary education for 23 years. She earned a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a MLIS from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is very active with the Missouri Association of School Librarians and is also a Teacher Consultant with the Gateway Writing Project. Jenni loves being a school librarian, working with students and teachers alike--every day is an adventure-- and she loves learning new things. In addition to her work at the high school level, Jenni is an adjunct at the University of Missouri St Louis where she teaches a course in Young Adult Literature.
Jennifer Moore- Washington University
Jennifer Moore is Head of Data Services at Washington University in St. Louis. She leads a team focused on data analysis, data curation, data literacy, data management, data visualization, and GIS. Moore is a partner and curator in the Data Curation Network, and a co-PI on the IMLS Specialized Data Curation Workshop grant. Additionally, she was a co-PI on the IMLS grant, Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation (CS3DP), editor of the subsequent (forthcoming) publication, and continues to work in that community. Moore received her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. While she began her professional career at Washington University in St. Louis as a subject librarian ten years ago, she has also worked in public libraries, and has experience in special libraries as well. She's also a mother of two, dabbles in art, loves to cook, is an active member of her community, and tries to move through her professional and personal life based on her core values of social justice and collaboration.
Katy Smith- Nerinx High School
Katy Smith is completing her third year as the Library Director at Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves. Previously, she has been an instruction librarian at St. Louis Community College and served in various positions at St. Louis County Library (bookmobile, branch library assistant, reference librarian, branch supervisor, and branch manager). She completed her MLIS and PhD in Information Science and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She wanted to be a librarian (or a museum curator) since she was a young girl and is happy to be living the dream! She and her husband Ken have one son, one cat, and two dogs.
Caitlin Stamm is the University Archivist for Saint Louis University. Before joining SLU in January 2020, she served as Reference Librarian for the General Theological Seminary in New York City. She has a BA in English from Adelphi University and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As University Archivist, she loves the opportunity to use the archives to connect faculty, students, and the greater St. Louis community to SLU’s rich history.
Nicole Walsh- St. Louis County Library
Nicole Walsh is currently the Assistant Branch Manager of the Eureka Hills branch of St. Louis County Library. She previously worked for Amigos Library Services as the Association Management Supervisor, managing the SLRLN Council from 2016-2018. Nicole graduated with her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as a practicum student at Webster University library. She is a member of the Missouri Library Association (MLA) and currently serves as the Chair of the MO INFO Subcommittee for MLA. She is also a member of ALA, PLA, and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Nicole is excited for the opportunity to join the SLRLN Council and help share professional development ideas with other local librarians.