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Education

M.S. Library and Information Science
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
MLA
Washington University, St. Louis
B.A. Political Science
Augustana College


Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-8552
Fax: (314) 444-8694
Email: katrina.l.stierholz@stls.frb.org

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

For media inquiries contact:
Laura Taylor
mediainquiries@stls.frb.org
Office: (314) 444-8783

Katrina L. Stierholz

Vice President and Director of Library and Research Information Services

Katrina Stierholz is an experienced librarian with specialization in economic information, government documents, and digital preservation. She leads the Bank's Research Information teams, who support the Division's economists in their goal to expand the frontier of economic knowledge. Research Information includes the Homer Jones Memorial Research Library, the FRASER digital library of economic history, the economic education group, the FRED data desk, and the editorial and publications team. In 2013, Katrina received the "Distinguished Alumnus" award from the University of Illinois's Graduate School of Library and Information Science. In 2006, she was appointed by the Public Printer of the United States to serve on the Depository Library Council.

Selected Publications

"Keeping It Real: Information Literacy, Numeracy, and Economic Data" with Diego Mendez-Carbajo and Charissa O. Jefferson. Numeracy 12(2), 2019.

"Keeping It Real: Teach ACRL Information Literacy Frames with FRED" with Diego Mendez-Carbajo and Charissa Jefferson, SPUR: Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, Vol. 2, Iss. 4, Summer 2019.

"FRED Puts the Data in Your Hands" in Go Figure with FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Annual Report 2018.

"Demonstrating the Distribution of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Using Patent Data and a Mapping Tool: GeoFRED Marks the Spot," with Charissa Jefferson and Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Tools for Teaching with GeoFRED Economic Education Lesson, 2018.

"Keeping It Real: Teach ACRL Information Literacy Frames with FRED Data, with Charissa Jefferson and Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Tools for Teaching with FRED Economic Education Lesson, 2018.

"By the Numbers: Economic Data Revisions: What They Are and Where to Find Them," DttP: Documents to the People, 2017, 45(2).

"By the Numbers: Election Data," with Pamela Campbell, DttP: Documents to the People, 2016, 44(3).

"By the Numbers: Weather and Climate Go Together," DttP: Documents to the People, 2016, 44(2).

"Review: Federal Reserve History Website: A Gateway for the Federal Reserve's Centennial," Government Information Quarterly, July 2014, 31(3), pp. 500-501.

"FRED, the St. Louis Fed’s Force of Data," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, Second Quarter 2014, 96(2), pp. 195-198.

"The St. Louis Fed Offers Economic and Financial Education: Resources for Librarians," with Mary Suiter, College and Research Libraries News, February 2014, 74(2), pp. 66-68.

"Review: Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER®) Website," Government Information Quarterly, January 2013, 30(1), pp. 121-122.

Providing Context for Digital Library Content," with Pamela Campbell, in the Association for Computing Machinery Proceedings of the 13th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, July 2013, pp. 415-416, DOI:10.1145/2467696.2467768.

FRED: A Great Source for Economic Data," FDLP Connection, June 2012, 2(6).

"Data and Primary Source Documents for Social Studies Classrooms from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis," with Mary Suiter, Social Education 75(2), pp. 92-95 March/April 2011.

"The Gov Docs Kids Group: Kid-Friendly Government Resources," with Tom Adamich, Martha Childers, and Angela M. Harris, Ohio Media Spectrum, Spring 2010, 62(1), pp. 35-44.

"GeoFRED: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words," with Mary Suiter, Journal of Economic Education, Fall 2009, 40(4), p. 446. DOI:10.1080/00220480903297685

Economic Data as Snapshots in Time," IASSIST Quarterly, Summer 2006, 29(2), pp. 5-9.

"U.S. Government Documents in the Electronic Era: Problems and Promise," Collection Management, Spring 1996, 21(1), pp. 41-56. DOI: 10.1300/J105v21n01_05

Selected Presentations

"Getting Physical with the Visual: Developing Data Literacy Activities within the Information Literacy Framework" (with Charissa Jefferson), SAGE Exchange: Get Data Savvy! University of Southern California, July 2019.

"Creating a Community Profile" (with Kristin Fontichiaro) American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June 2019.

"FRED and Friends: An Overview," Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, December 2018.

"Increasing the Visibility of Federal Reserve Research," 5th Central Bank and International Financial Institution Librarians’ Conference, Ottawa, Canada, October 11-12, 2017.

"Innovations for Education: Using an Archive to Support Education," (with Mary Suiter) eabh Innovative Solutions for Archives and Financial Crises Conference, St. Louis, MO, May 2017.

"FRASER," Invited presentation, World Bank, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2015.

"FRASER: A Preservation and Access Project for Federal Reserve Materials," 4th Central Bank and International Financial Institutions Librarians’ Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 28, 2015.

"Building the Missouri Hub: A Service Hub for DPLA" Presentation for the Missouri Public Library Directors, Springfield, MO, June 4, 2015.

"FRASER®: Data Preservation Project of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis," eabh (European Association for Banking and Financial History) Archival Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, May 14, 2015.

"Historical Economic Information" Workshop (with Rebecca Hyde). Beyond the Numbers Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, September 30, 2014.

"St. Louis Fed’s Digital Strategy," SLA Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2014.

"FRASER," AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE), Washington, DC, May 2014.

"FRED, FRASER, and ALFRED," GPO Interagency Depository Seminar, Washington, DC, July, 2012.

"Page One Economics, FRED Excel Plug-in and the FRED iPad App," (with Michael Cassidy), AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE), Boston, Massachusetts, June 1, 2012.

"Leveraging Your Strengths: Regional Government Documents Conference," Co-organizer with Barbara Rehkop, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, May 4, 2012.

"Tools from the FED: FRED and FRASER," Professors Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, November 3, 2011.

"Economic (and Financial) Data: Positively Indispensable During a Financial Crisis," Missouri Library Association, Osage Beach, Missouri, October 8, 2010.

"ALFRED: Capturing Data as It Happens," Wolfram Alpha Data Summit, Washington, DC, September 10, 2010.

"Data and Primary Sources," Economic Educators Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, June 7-9, 2010.

"CLIR and Strategic Planning," Central Bank Librarian Workshop, Basel, Switzerland, October 16, 2009.

"FRASER and Liber8," Central Bank Librarian Workshop, Basel, Switzerland, October 15, 2009.

"What Old News Tells Us That Data Does Not: The Uses of News Reports in Monetary Policy Research," On the Record: A Forum on Electronic Media and the Preservation of News, Presentation, New York Public Library, New York, New York, October 23, 2008.

"Using Pictures to Tell a Story: Mapping Economic Data for Researchers and the Public," IASSIST Conference, Stanford, California, May 28, 2008.

"100-year-old Interest Rates and Beyond: How the Federal Reserve and FRASER Can Meet Your Legal Research Needs," (with Robert Rasche), American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, July 9, 2006.

"Federal Reserve Economic Databases," BRASS 2006 Annual Program "Follow the Money—From Surpluses to School Buses: Understanding Public Finance," ALA Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 26, 2006.

"Economic Data as Snapshots in Time," IASSIST/IFDO Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 27, 2005.

"As It Happened: Economic Data and Publications as Snapshots in Time," (with Julie Knoll, Robert Rasche, and Rob Suriano), Federal Depository Library Conference, Washington, DC, October 19, 2004.

"Web Resources for Enhancing Access to Equal Justice," (with Dorie Bertram and Hyla Bondareff), Access to Equal Justice Conference, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, March 2001.

Professional Memberships, Awards, Service

Missouri Hub for the Digital Public Library of America, Chair, 2018-2019

Missouri Hub for the Digital Public Library of America, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 2017-2018

European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) "Innovative Solutions for Archives and Financial Crises," Conference, Organizing Committee Member, 2017

Missouri Hub for the Digital Public Library of America, Secretary, 2015-2017

Documents to the People Award (with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), Government Documents Round Table, 2016

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis "Beyond the Numbers: Economics and Data for Information Professionals" Conference, Committee Member, 2016

Missouri Library Association Ronald G. Bohley Award (with Barbara Reading, Chris Freeland, and Emily Jaycox), 2016

Missouri Secretary of State's Council on Library Development, 2014-present

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President's Award: Inside the Economy Museum, 2014

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis "Beyond the Numbers: Economics and Data for Information Professionals" Conference Co-Coordinator, 2014

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Centennial Committee Chair, 2012-2014

University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2013

Depository Library Council to the Public Printer member, 2006-2009

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President's Award: Great Depression Curriculum, 2008

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President's Award: Library Services, 2005

Beta Phi Mu, University of Illinois, 1993