Adult, Young Adult, and Reference
Katie Moellering, Head of Adult Services
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!
Eric Cottingham, Adult Department
Eric took his first library job in 2006 and started at Emmet O'Neal in 2015. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montevallo, where he studied English Literature and Philosophy. He received his Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama in 2014. He has studied various forms of martial arts for over twenty years and teaches self defense classes from time to time. He loves dogs, science fiction and fantasy, cartoons, table-top and video games of all sorts, and his wife and daughter (not in that order).
Matt Layne, Young Adult Librarian
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.
Gregory Lowry, Adult Department
Amanda Westfall, Research Librarian
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 things on Pinterest, she is baking something with Nutella.
Holley Wesley, Reference Librarian
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.
Michelle Cheng, Adult Department
Michelle started working at EOL as a library page in 2016 and recently moved upstairs to Young Adult and Adult Services. She is currently finishing her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Music at UAB. In addition to her library job, Michelle also works as a freelance cellist in Birmingham. When she is not reading YA books or graphic novels, she is a connoisseur of foreign media culture and fandoms.