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Listed below are the professional staff of Lindenwood Library. 

For quick assistance, call the Circulation Desk: (636) 949-4820

Need to Fax Lindenwood Library? Fax Number: (636) 949-4822


Elizabeth MacDonald

Director of Library Services
(636) 949-4396


Circulation Desk

Lisa Young

Manager, Access Services
(636) 949-4670

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Journalism – Public Relations Writing and English Literature from Northern Illinois University in 2005. In 2009, I received my Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri. I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve at the Library since 2007, where I currently serve as Access Services Director . As an avid reader, some of my proudest accomplishments have been creating the Lindenwood Faculty Reads Series, establishing the popular reading collection at Lindenwood Library, and curating the Readers’ Advisory Lib Guide.

When I’m not reading, I enjoy running, listening to music, and spending time with my husband, Luke, an Assistant Volleyball Coach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and our children, Ellen Mae (also a bookworm) and Atticus (a tinkerer).

Chris Smentkowski

Circulation Supervisor
(636) 627-2529

Chris Smentkowski has enjoyed working in academic libraries for 20+ years. He has bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Marshall University and an unfinished PhD in Philosophy with a focus on ethics and animal rights from Saint Louis University. Additionally, he is a curator, artist, and musician working and living in Saint Louis, MO. He has exhibited his visual artworks nationally and conducted lectures on contemporary Polish art in both the U.S. and Poland. Since 2014 he has served as the Director of Arts for the non-profit Polish heritage organization Saint Louis Polonia and is the founding member of the group Brain Transplant.

Jake Morrissey

Library Services Coordinator
(636) 949-4820

Joanna DeYoung

Coordinator, Library Acquisitions

(636) 627-2250

Nancy Messina

Manager, Reference

(636) 949-4842

I am a reference librarian and I love to help people, so my door is always open.  Drop by to chat or ask a question.

I have a BA in Geography and a BA in History from the University of Missouri Columbia and I have my MLS from Indiana University in Bloomington.  I worked for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the University of Missouri Columbia, and Missouri University of Science and Technology.  I feel that each place has helped me have better understanding of how to help others and I hope to use the skills I learned here at Lindenwood.

As for hobbies, I always enjoy a good book, but I also love to travel.  I have a list a mile long of places that I would like to visit, so if you have recommendations send them my way.

Leah Rosenmiller (she/her/hers)

Librarian, Engagement and Outreach
(636) 949-4144

I started working at the Library in 2014 as a student employee. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a Secondary Education (9-12) Certification from Lindenwood University in 2017. I received my Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign iSchool in 2019. I am the project manager for the Library's internship program and enjoy helping students earn professional experience as they work toward graduation. Supporting students, faculty, staff, and the entire Lindenwood community is the heart behind my work.

I read across many genres and enjoy recommending books to others. I read a lot of audiobooks and have a goal each year to finish at least 50 books. I am a sports fan who follows baseball and hockey consistently. I have a dog (a border collie mix) who loves to sit with me while I read books, watch TV, or catch the latest game.

Suzanne Gleason

Reference Librarian/Head of Technical Services
(636) 949-4881

Paul Huffman

(636) 949-4823

Paul Huffman has been the University Archivist at Lindenwood since 2007. He has degrees from Lindenwood University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to working at Lindenwood, Paul interned at the Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis branch of the Missouri State Archives.

Media and Gaming Lab

(636) 949-4571

Michael Fetters (he, him, his)

Digital Librarian
(636) 949-4574

I am the digital librarian at Lindenwood Library, having been hired in the summer of 2012. I am not a complete stranger to Lindenwood, having served as an assistant professor of English for five years, before deciding to change careers in the fall of 2011. I have earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, with honors from the Pierre LaClede Honors College. I also earned an M.A. in Literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the same university. In the winter of 2012, I began working on an M.S. in Library and Information Science at Drexel University’s iSchool.

I have been a long-time resident of the St. Charles area, but have traveled the U.S. extensively, having visited all fifty states. Growing up with a passion for travel, I hope to some day visit all seven continents, as well as the major sites of my favorite author’s life, J.R.R. Tolkien. And yes, my favorite work is Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, by far one of the greatest works of the twentieth century.

My own interested are varied and wide ranging, and include writing in several genres (poetry, creative non-fiction, epic fantasy, among others), reading, traveling, amateur astronomy, spirituality and philosophy, nature photography, gaming, woodworking, and far too many others to list. I hope to someday master a bow, and to build a log cabin by hand.

I have a deep passion for helping students on their search for knowledge, and hope that my efforts at Lindenwood Library can help make that process easier. Beyond managing the Lindenwood Library website, I also research new and emerging databases and digital resources, as well as ways to improve our online and physical services.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301