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M.S. Library Science
University of North Texas

B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders
Harding University

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-7384

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Shera Dalin
Phone: (314) 444-3911

Mary Austin

Access and Acquisitions Librarian

Mary is responsible for facilitating access to digital resources for a team of research economists and supervision staff. Mary also supports economic research at the St. Louis Fed through content discovery, collection management, and user support. Before joining the Fed, she worked in descriptive metadata services, community programming, and outreach as a public librarian. She is dedicated to the pursuit of digital accessibility and public dissemination of educational resources as a digital volunteer for the Smithsonian Institute and the Library of Congress.

Selected Publications and Presentations

"Ensuring Library Visibility in an Online World" (with Katrina Stierholz). Eighth Central Bank and International Financial Institutions Conference, Bali, Indonesia, November 15-17, 2023. 

Professional Memberships, Awards, Service

American Library Association, 2021-present

Illinois Library Association, 2021-present