Juli Anna J. Herndon
Juli Anna J. Herndon lived in California and New York before moving to Providence, where she lives with her husband and close friends in a cooperative household. She writes and publishes poetry, works as the Poetry Editor for the journal Literary Mama, and is currently working toward getting her MLIS. Besides poems and libraries, she also loves cooking, biking, and adventures of all sorts.
Stephanie has worked at the Providence Athenæum since September of 2013, and currently serves as the Reference & Special Collections Librarian/Membership Manager. A Rhode Island native, she received a BA in Psychology from Providence College in 2009 and a MLIS from the University of Rhode Island in 2014. Stephanie makes her home in Providence with her husband and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places, spending time with family and friends, baking, live music, cuddling with her cats, trying new things, and (of course!) reading.
Kate Wodehouse is Director of Collections and Library Services at the Providence Athenaeum. She joined the staff in the position of Technical Services Librarian in 1997, after completing her MLIS at University of Rhode Island. While in graduate school Kate worked in the Technical Services Department at the Rhode Island School of Design Library for three years. Kate holds a BA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate of Art from Sotheby’s in London, and she has completed several courses at Rare Book School, University of Virginia. Originally from London, Kate lived in San Francisco, Boston and Philadelphia prior to settling in Providence where she lives on the East Side with her husband and son. Kate’s community involvement has focused on the arts and play for diverse populations of young children in the city.
Lindsay first visited the Athenaeum as a guest when she was fifteen years old and fell in love. When she grew up, earned her BFA, found her first real job, and cashed her first adult paycheck, she walked up College Street and joined the Athenaeum immediately.
As a young mother she shared her love of children’s books and art with her children by spending hours with them in the then new Sayles Gorham Children’s Library. She joined the Athenaeum’s Children’s Committee which at the time raised funds for the Children’s Library by hosting parties and events. As time passed she accepted an opportunity to work part time as a Circulation Assistant and later as the Director of Children’s Programming.
In 1996 she left the Athenaeum to be a lower school librarian at the Wheeler School in Providence and began work on her MLIS. After a few years she returned to the Athenaeum to be the Children’s Librarian while completing her studies. As a children’s librarian, Lindsay finds great joy working with children of all ages with the desire to encourage in them a love of books and libraries in a lively, diverse and creative community.