2023-2024 COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Erin Phelps- Rock Hill 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.
Karen Young-Kirkwood Public Library
Karen Young is the Manager of Cataloging and Acquisitions at Kirkwood Public Library. After spending close to a decade performing storytimes and leading LEGO clubs in youth services departments, Karen transitioned to behind-the-scenes roles, first as a Youth Materials Selector at St. Louis Public Library and now managing the Cataloging and Acquisitions department at Kirkwood. Her love of angsty young adult lit is rivaled only by her love of spreadsheets and statistical reports. Karen holds a BFA in Digital Intermedia and a BA in Art History from Arizona State University, a MEd in Elementary Education from Arizona State University, and an MLIS from the University of Missouri.
Katie Mulhall-Nerinx Hall High School
Katie is currently the librarian at Nerinx Hall High School where she loves to help students with everything from finding their next great fiction read to researching and using databases. She holds a Master of Arts in Literature from UMSL and Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Katie is a former English teacher and loves fostering a love of reading and literature in schools. She is a member of ALA and the Missouri Association for School Librarians (MASL). In her free time, she enjoys camping and spending time in nature with her family.
Heather Wefel-St. Charles City-County Library
I have worked at the St. Charles City-County Library for eight years. I live in St. Louis City in for twelve years so I try to stay current in what is happening in all three counties. I have previously held positions at the Kirkwood Public Library and at the UMSL Library. I am an Adult Services Librarian. My specialty is programming. I host events on current social issues to bingo. I am probably best know for hosting true crime events.