About Us

Meet our Staff

JCL director Tony Benningfield has been in the library business for over a decade, and he's steered the ship here in Jefferson County since 2021. Innovation defines Tony's favorite part of the job.

"I love looking for new ways to expand library services to all of our patrons," he said.

So what's his favorite of the library's resources? "Our new book lockers," he says, "which provide 24/7 holds access to all patrons." Check them out here.

Tony's hobbies include woodworking, bushcraft, and flying. He's your guy if you need to build anything from a rocket stove to a kitchen table!

JCL assistant director for library services Pam Withrow has worked in libraries or library-related businesses for over 20 years. She especially enjoyed being a children’s librarian and the director of a small library.

In her current role, she loves writing for grant funds to provide new and updated services for JCL patrons.

Her favorite library resource is being part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium, which gives JCL access to over 4,000,000 resources right from the catalog.

When she is away from work, you might find her at a Cardinals game, the zoo, The Muny, or spending time with her family and favorite pooch, Banjo.

JCL - Northwest district manager Cindy Hayes has served patrons at JCL for 30 years! That's given her plenty of time for her favorite part of the job: the relationships.

"The thing I love most about my job is talking to people," she said, "and especially our patrons - some of whom I have known for the 30 years I have worked here."

In addition to her extensive community involvement -- the Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library, Jefferson County Genealogical Society -- she enjoys delving into her family history or a good book. She's looking to add a four-legged friend to her family... small canines welcome to apply!

JCL - Arnold branch manager Meredith McCarthy has worked for JCL since 1996, and she says that every day is different - it's one of the reasons she loves her job! Along with the fact that "we get to help people in so many ways."

At the library, you might find Meredith doing anything from helping someone print a return mailing label to teaching tech skills classes. 

In her free time, in addition to "of course reading," she'll be attending comic cons and watching the Cardinals play. FYI, Willie McGee is her favorite Cardinals player she saw play and Bob Gibson is her favorite player she never saw play.

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Arnold Branch

Branch Manager: Meredith McCarthy

Circulation Library Associate II: Marcia

Circulation Senior Clerk II: Brenda

Reference Manager:  Charlene

Reference Librarian:  Annette

Reference Associate II: Angela

Youth Services Librarian II: Amy

Cedar Hill Satellite

Satellite Supervisor: Karen Jones

Reference Librarian: Brenda

Northwest Branch

Branch Manager: Cindy Hayes 

Circulation Library Associate:  Jen

Reference Librarian: Debby

Reference Senior Clerk: Monica 

Reference Senior Clerk: Tracy

Genealogy Library Associate: Ginger

Genealogy Senior Clerk: Shawn

Genealogy Senior Clerk: Russell

Children's Associate: Julia 

Teen Services Senior Clerk: Amanda

Windsor Branch

Branch Manager: Adam Tucker

Circulation Supervisor: Dawn

Circulation Senior Clerk II:  Sherri

Reference Librarian: Jason

Reference Senior Clerk I: Kris

Youth Associate:  Beth

Youth Senior Clerk II: Kim

Central Services

Library Director: Tony Benningfield

Assistant Director for Library Services: Pamela Withrow 

Assistant Director for Information Technology:  Jay Manning

Finance/HR Manager: Lindsay Winkler

Technical Services Manager: Kate Coleman

Facilities Supervisor: Gary Grzeskowiak

Marketing Manager: Laura Maddock