About


Library administration

Director
Susan J. DeBrecht, MLIS | (205) 445-1192 | email Sue

Sue has provided leadership for the Library since 1989, spearheading the fundraising effort to transform a 17,000 square foot facility into a 40,500 square foot Blue Ribbon Library that is the heart of the Mountain Brook community. Sue has served as Chair of the JCLC Executive Board, Chair of the ALLA Public Library Division, Chair of a United Way Visiting Allocation Team, and a member of the APLS Standards Committee. In 2012, Sue was awarded the status of Eminent Librarian, the highest honor bestowed by the Alabama Library Association.


Accountant
Paige Willcutt | (205) 445-1160 | email Paige

Paige has been with the Library since March 2009 as Accountant. She quietly sits in her office with her 10-key and office supplies, paying bills and crunching numbers on a part-time basis. The only true number lover in the building!

 


Administrative Assistant
Pam Rosser | (205) 445-1155 | email Pam

Pam joined the Library in 2016 after teaching math for 25 years. She handles communications with donors, provides support for the Mountain Brook Library Foundation, receives and maintains records for donations, and will happily assist patrons in selecting material for memorials or honorariums. Pam is a singer/musician and enjoys camping and hiking with her husband and her furbaby.


adult and reference department

Department Head
Katie Moellering, MLIS | (205) 445-1118 | email Katie

Katie is responsible for ordering materials (books, magazines, audio books, downloadable collection, etc) as well as planning programs, writing grants, working the reference desk and just about anything else that comes up! She'd love to hear from you!


Matt Layne, MLIS | (205) 445-1141 | email Matt

Matt Layne joined the Library in 2008. During his tenure he has hosted such memorable programs as water balloon wars, Quidditch tournaments, cooking competitions, papermaking and bookbinding, circuit bending, video game tournaments, parent-teen olympics and movie marathons. He strives to create programs and activities that engage our community's teens intellectually and socially all while having fun. Matt attributes the success of the young adult program to the library's Teen Advisory Board which is comprised of 40+ students from grades 7th-12th.


Holley Wesley, MLIS | (205) 445-1117 | email Holley

Holley joined EOL in 2000 as a library page and later circulation clerk before becoming the reference librarian in 2005. She’s a reverse sphinx, answering questions instead of asking them. She may not know everything, but she has a good idea of where to find it.


Amanda Westfall, MLIS | (205) 445-1119 | email Amanda

Amanda is a second-generation librarian who joined EOL in 2009. She is an avid music and film lover and is in charge of stocking EOL's audio/visual collection. When she is not reading or Pinning, she is baking something with Nutella.


children's department

Department Head
Gloria Repolesk, MLIS | (205) 445-1142 | email Gloria

Ms. Gloria has worked in the Children’s Department since 2010. Her wacky sense of humor makes her perfect to plan crazy, fun programs geared for the elementary- aged kids. If you see her at the schools, don’t worry! She is occasionally allowed to leave the library, but only to visit the schools to perform story-times and book talks. Please don’t hesitant to ask her for book recommendations. She makes it her personal mission to find the perfect book for each individual patron!


Morgan Higgins, MLIS| (205) 445-1146 | email Morgan

Morgan has worked in libraries since 2010 and joined the Emmet O'Neal Library in 2015. She orders books and plans programs for our 3rd-6th grade patrons. One of her favorite things is to find the perfect book for any reader who crosses her path. She also loves podcasts, blue M&Ms, her cat, fall weather, and all things nerdy (not necessarily in that order). Find her in the children's department anytime to talk books or the latest episode of Doctor Who!

 


Rachel Owens | (205) 445-1109 | email Rachel

If you’ve been to storytime, she might have told it. If you’ve seen a poster, she might have designed it. If you’ve read an article, she might have written it. If you’ve checked out an easy reader, she might have ordered it. And if you’ve asked a question…well, she just might have answered it. Ms. Rachel does a little bit of everything in the Children’s Department, but her favorite part of her job is matching books to folks, so stop in and visit her for your next book recommendation.


Merideth Stackpole | email Merideth

“Library Out Loud” is the name of Merideth's storytime because she believes books should be exuberantly enjoyed in and out of the library. Ask her for a fun picture book to laugh over or a chapter book you won’t want to put down. If you can’t find her, she's in the back designing those flyers you get at the schools or at home sharing great books with one of her own three children: a future actress, a novelist, and a ninja super hero.


circulation department

Department Head
Doris Young | (205) 445-1104 | email Doris

Doris has worked at the Emmet O'Neal Library for 37 years. Not only is she the longest-term employee at the Library, she is also the tallest. She manages the Circulation Department, so she fields a lot of complaints about fines and overdue notices!



Daniel Daughhetee, MLIS | email Daniel

Daniel Daughhetee has worked in libraries since 2001 and at the Emmet O'Neal Library since 2008. He holds a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Montevallo and is currently working toward a master of library and information science degree from the University of Alabama.Daniel lives in Vestavia with his wife and their books.


Justin Morrison | email Justin

Justin has worked at the Emmet O'Neal Library since February 2012 and has enjoyed every minute of it. He likes good books and movies, computers and video games. He’s also been known to run a mile or two and will always tell you to have a nice day.


Technical services department

Department Head
Nancy Sexton, MLIS | (205) 445-1124 | email Nancy

Nancy has been with the Library since 1981. As manager of the Technical Services Department she is responsible for ordering and processing all materials for the Library, maintaining the collection database, and managing and accounting for the materials budget.


Angela Moran | (205) 445-1125 | email Angela

Angela been a part of the library field for many years. As an undergraduate and graduate student at Auburn University, she worked in the Special Collections and Archives Department. When she moved to the Birmingham area she began working at Hoover Public Library, where she has been a part of the Circulation department for six years. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy automotive hobby pursuits including classic car restoration and high performance track events.


information technology department

Department Head
Marylyn Wright Eubank, MA, MLIS | (205) 445-1115 | email Marylyn

Marylyn joined EOL in 2007 as the first Information Technology Manager and currently maintains anything with a plug, battery, solar panel or computer chip in use at the library. When all equipment is fully functional, she helps improve information literacy in the Mountain Brook community by teaching classes on office productivity software, ebook/audiobook downloading, and social media. She is very patient with anyone who isn’t her relative, so ask her a question if you have one.



Michael Lopez | (205) 445-1103 | email Michael

Michael recently moved to Birmingham from Minneapolis and is the newest member of the EOL staff. He brought his love of music, film, and autobiographies with him, but was happy to leave the cold and snow back in Minnesota. Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of MN and has been working in university and public libraries for over 15 years. In the IT Department at EOL he manages social media, Makerspace projects, and public computer maintenance. He is as passionate about customer service and collection development as he is about technology, so feel free to visit him in the Makerspace or at the Adult/Reference desk if you have a question and he will be happy to help you, or point you in the right direction.


Winter Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Wed - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Tue - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - Closed