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O'Neal Library
50 Oak Street
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
(205) 879-0459

Lindsy Gardner, Library Director
(205) 445-1192

Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mon, May 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 16 Closed

*Hours subject to change based on the O'Neal Library COVID-19 policy. 


It is the mission of the O'Neal Library to provide quality library and informational services for all the people of our community.


  • To provide the most up-to-date reference and literary materials available.
  • To encourage a love of reading and learning in our young people.
  • To serve as a cultural and learning center for our community.
  • To provide a convenient, attractive, and contemplative environment.
  • To utilize the most effective technology.
  • To maintain a well-trained, service-oriented, and friendly staff..

Staff Directory


Lindsy Gardner, MLS, Library Director
(205) 445-1193 

Lindsy is a graduate of the University of Alabama (BA English) and the University of Maryland (MLS). She started her career as a Children's Librarian at Birmingham Public Library in 1998. In 2001, she became Director of the Demopolis Public Library, right next door to her childhood home of Linden in Marengo County.  Lindsy accepted a position as Director of Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock, Virginia in 2007 where she successfully managed a capital campaign and building renovation project. In 2017, Lindsy was honored and pleased to return home to Alabama to lead the O'Neal Library.

Lindsy enjoys all genres of fiction and non-fiction, especially on audiobook.  She watched all the titles on the AFI Top 100 movies list, and particularly enjoys 1940-50u2019s era movies. She often goes on long walks, runs, or hikes with her dog, Butch, a mixed breed rescue.  Lindsy is an avid fan of college football, and in particular, the Crimson Tide. 

Lindsy is dedicated to the concept of the library as the community hearth.  She is committed to working with the talented board and staff at O'Neal to have the most powerful impact possible in the community.  If you have questions or suggestions, her door is always open.

Pam Rosser, Donations & Memorials
(205) 445-1155

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.

Viridiana Herrera, Office Manager 
(205) 445-1129

Adult, Young Adult, and Reference

Katie Moellering, Head of Adult Services
(205) 445-1118

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, Young Adult Librarian
(205) 445-1141

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
(205) 445-1119

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

Holley Wesley, Reference Librarian
(205) 445-1117

Holley joined ONL 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 
(205) 445-1157

Michelle started working at ONL as a library page in 2016 and moved upstairs to Young Adult and Adult Services in 2018. She recently graduated with a BA in English Literature and is looking forward to her gap year. In addition to her library job, Michelle also works as a freelance amateur cellist in Birmingham. When she is not reading YA books or graphic novels, she is cross-stitching or knitting with a TV show or animated movie in the background. 

Technical Services

Nancy Sexton, Head of Technical Services
(205) 445-1124 

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.

Henry Bonner, Technical Services Assistant
(205) 445-1125 

Lydia Cowart, Technical Services Assistant
(205) 445-1148 

Andrew McKinnon, Library Assistant II
(205) 445-1130 

Angela Moran, Technical Services Assistant
(205) 445-1125 

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 is a part of the Circulation department in addition to working at the O'Neal Library in Technical Servics.

Nisha Virani, Technical Services Assistant
(205) 445-1131 



Gloria Repolesk, Head of Children's Services
(205) 445-1142

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 hesitate to ask her for book recommendations. She makes it her personal mission to find the perfect book for each individual patron!

Lisa Angwin, Children's Department
(205) 445-1116

Tess DeView, Children's Department
(205) 445-1108

Tess joined the ONL team in 2015 as a page in the Circulation Department, then made the switch to Children's two years later. She's responsible for maintaining the children's audio-visual collection, as well as doing Library Out Loud storytime for lower elementary, Bookmania book club for upper elementary, and Crossover for tweens. If you want to chat her up, ask her about her cats, a good mystery (made up or true), or her passion for French fries.

Morgan Higgins, Children's Librarian
(205) 445-1146

Ms. Morgan has worked in libraries since 2010 and joined the 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!

Dale Ingram, Children's Department

Rachel Owens, Children's Department
(205) 445-1109

Rachel has spent over a decade at ONL, honing the art of programming for the library's youngest patrons. She runs Patty Cake Storytime for babies and caregivers, Library Out Loud storytime for K-2nd graders, and Breakout Book Club for emerging readers and their parents. She also keeps up with the picture book and early reader collections, as well as designing monthly fliers and posters for everything going on in the children's department. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the kids and matching books to folks, so stop in and visit her for your next book recommendation. And if you miss her at the library, there's a good chance she's playing outside - running, hiking, kayaking, or just sitting in the sun with a good book. 

Merideth Stackpole, Children's Department
(205) 445-1143 

"Movers and Makers" is the name of Ms. Merideth's storytime because she enjoys sharing children's books that dynamically inspire creativity. As the Community Outreach Librarian, Merideth spends much of her time at the schools and producing O'Neal's many community Pop Ups. Merideth, who believes anything you need to know can be learned from a children's book, also curates the beautiful and browsable Children's nonfiction collection. When not at the library or in the community telling stories and talking about books, she's traveling with her husband or at home with her own three almost grown children: a Disney nerd, an activist, and a ballet dancing soccer player. Merideth started at the O'Neal Library in 2006. She has a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama and previously taught early childhood education at Jefferson State.



Daniel Daughhetee, Head of Circulation
(205) 445-1104

Daniel joined ONL in 2008 as a clerk in the Circulation Department after earning a history degree at the University of Montevallo. Since then he has earned a Master of Library and Information Sciences degree from the University of Alabama, spent a night snowed in at the library, rescued a bullfrog from the fiction section, and become Head of Circulation. He is dedicated to curating a convenient and comfortable patron experience in the library through presentation, organization, and friendly service. Away from the library, Daniel can be found spending time with his wife and daughter and reading too many books at once.

James Cannon, Circulation Page

Thomas Kulovitz, Circulation Clerk
(205) 445-1132

Thomas has worked at the O'Neal Library since 2008. He enjoys books, movies, crosswords, auto racing (especially Formula 1) and recently has become obsessed with classical music. He has worked many children's programs, but you may not have seen him because he is often camouflaged by the costumes he wears (Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Olaf, Genie, and more!).

Bert Lipscomb, Circulation Clerk
(205) 445-1106 

Bert practiced law for twenty five years in Bessemer, Alabama, after which time he decided he was in a rut. And what a stodgy rut it was. Naturally, he did what anyone craving a life of high adventure and exoticism would do: he got a Masters Degree in Library Science. He joined the O’Neal Library’s Circulation department in 2016 and recently, to his great delight, became a full-time employee. His personal library of films, books and music rivals that of O’Neal’s collection though it must be said that he is given to exaggeration. Still, it’s an enormous accumulation of many wondrous things. His passions include James Joyce, Herman Melville, Billie Holiday, the Baltimore Orioles, Stravinsky, the Beatles, anything to do with the Apollo Program and fish and chips. He has a son who is twenty years old and excels in music in a way that he never did. He has also been known to tear up during episodes of The Donna Reed Show. But don’t tell anyone.

Carey Norris, Circulation Clerk 

Anthony Vacca, Circulation Clerk                     
(205) 445-1133                                                                                  

Before joining O’ Neal Library's Circulation Department, Anthony served for 12 years as a Fiction librarian at the Hoover Public Library. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Writing from the University of Montevallo. His hobbies are tracking down musty curiosities and reading them, watching movies with subtitles, looking at pretty paintings, listening to eccentric music, and thinking too much about PB&Js. His favorite authors are Vladimir Nabokov, William Shakespeare, and Edward Gorey. His cat’s name is Junji.

Alicia York, Circulation Clerk 

Information Technology

Marylyn Eubank, Head of Information Technology
(205) 445-1115

Marylyn joined ONL 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.

Justin Morrison, Information Technology
(205) 445-1103 

Justin has worked at the O'Neal Library since 2012. He has an affinity for everything tech and puts it to good use in the IT Department. He loves books, movies, coffee, chess, and triathlons.