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Katrina Stierholz



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

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-8552
Fax: (314) 444-8694

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

For media inquiries contact:
Laura Taylor
Office: (314) 444-8783
Cell: (314) 313-4613

Katrina L. Stierholz

Vice President and Director of Library and Research Information Services

Katrina Stierholz is a vice president in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She heads up the Bank's Homer Jones Library and the FRASER® digital library. She oversees the economic education group, which produces economic and financial education material, most of it online. Katrina is also responsible for the data desk, which posts FRED® data on the St. Louis Fed’s research website. She also oversees the editorial group, which ensures that everything we publish is clear and grammatically correct. 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. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Katrina was at the Washington University School of Law Library.

Selected Publications

Stierholz, Katrina, "By the Numbers: Data Revisions," DttP: Documents to the People, 2017, 45(2).

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

Stierholz, Katrina, "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), pgs. 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, March/April 2011, 75(2), pp. 92-95.

"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.

"Federal Depository Program: Still a Viable Option for Law Libraries?" Trends in Law Library Management and Technology, 2003, 14(1), pp. 5-8.

"Missouri," with Hyla Bondareff, in Richard J. Matthews, Anne E. Burnett, Charlene C. Cain, Susan L. Down, David L. McFadden, and Mary Alice Baish, eds., State-by-State Report on Permanent Public Access to Electronic Government Information, Chicago: Government Relations Committee and Washington Affairs Office, American Association of Law Libraries, 2003, pp. 149-153.

"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

"30th Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing: Emerging Communities: Integrating Networked Information into Library Services," with Ann Bishop, Merrie Ritter, Elizabeth Brucker, and Linda Ewbank, Library Hi Tech News, June 1993, 103, pp. 1-12.

Selected Conference Presentations and Coordination

"FRASER: Listening to voices and individual perspectives in economic history," Presentation at Economic Forces in U.S. History—Let’s Hear from the People, June 2017.

"Innovations for Education: Using an Archive to Support Education," Presentation with Mary Suiter at Innovative Solutions for Archives and Financial Crises Conference, May 2017.

"Innovative Solutions for Archives and Financial Crises," Conference Organizing Committee Member, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, May 2017.

"Beyond the Numbers," Conference Organizing Committee Member, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, October 2016.

"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.

"Beyond the Numbers," Co-organizer with Genevieve Podleski, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, September 2014.

"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" Presentation at eabh (European Association for Banking and Financial History) Archival Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, May 14, 2015.

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

"FRASER," Conference presentation, AEA conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, Washington, DC, May 2014.

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

"Page One Economics, FRED Excel Plug-in and the FRED iPad App," Presentation with Michael Cassidy, AEA conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, 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," Presentation, Professors Conference, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, November 3, 2011.

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

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

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

"Information Ethics Draft Guidelines," Presentation, St. Louis Metro Chapter of SLA, St. Louis, Missouri, April 26, 2010.

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

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

"Economic Data at the St. Louis Federal Reserve and Beyond," Presentation, Arkansas Library Association Conference, Hot Springs, Arkansas, October 26, 2009.

"Lab Experience: Economic Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis", Presentation, Ignite Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, November 6, 2008.

"What Old News Tells Us That Data Does Not: The Uses of News Reports in Monetary Policy Research," Presentation at 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," Presentation, International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) Conference, Stanford, California, May 28, 2008.

"A Recipe for Mixing Economic Data, Technology, and Geography in Middle and High School Classrooms," Co-presentation with Mary Suiter, Midwest Education Technology Conference, St. Charles, Missouri, February 5, 2008.

"Meeting Users’ Needs: New (and improved) Data Tools at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis," Presentation, Kansas Library Association Government Documents Roundtable Meeting, Pittsburg, Kansas, July 6, 2007.

"Federal Reserve Bank Resources for Librarians," Presentation, Arkansas Library Association Annual Conference, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 9, 2006.

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

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

"FRED, FRASER, and ALFRED," Presentation, Oklahoma Government Documents Conference, Stillwater, Oklahoma, November 30, 2005.

"Historical (and Current) Economic Data at the Federal Reserve," Presentation, Kentucky State Library Association, Louisville, Kentucky, September 15, 2005.

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

"Improving the Visibility of Economic Information for Kentucky and the World," Presentation, Joint Conference of KLA, SLA Kentucky Chapter, and ACRL Kentucky Chapter, Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz, Kentucky, April 14, 2005.

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

"FRASER and FRED," Presentation, Missouri Government Documents Conference, Columbia, Missouri, May 27, 2004.

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

"Collection Development at the Crossroads: Government Documents in the Electronic Era," Moderator, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, July, 1999.

AALL Videoconferences: "Books and Bytes: Balancing Formats in Today’s Libraries" (April 2000); "Customer Service, How May I Help You?" (April 1999) and AALL/ALA/ARL Videoconference: "Digital Millennium Copyright Act" (May 1999), Co-coordinator.

Missouri Federal Depository Library Conference, Coordinator, Columbia, Missouri, Fall 1994.

Co-coordinator, with Genevieve Podleski, of the conference held at the St. Louis Fed, Beyond the Numbers: Economics and data for information professionals, held September 29-30, 2014.

Workshop co-presenter, with Rebecca Hyde, "Historical Economic Information" Beyond the Numbers, September 30, 2014

Webinar, "Understanding the Fed and using its resources" GODORT webinar series through the American Library Association, August 4, 2014

Professional Memberships, Awards, Service

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

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

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

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

Ethics Ambassador, St. Louis Metro Chapter of Special Libraries Association (SLA), 2008-2012.

Chair, Federal Reserve System Committee on Library and Information Resources, 2008-2009.

Member, Depository Library Council to the Public Printer, 2006-2009.

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

Secretary, Federal Reserve System Committee on Library and Information Resources, 2005-2006.

Secretary, St. Louis Metro Chapter of SLA, 2004-2006.

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

Chair, Publications Committee, Government Documents Special Interests Section, American Association of Law Libraries, 2000-2002.

Member, Missouri Federal Documents Advisory Committee, 2000-2002.

Committee member, Revision of State Plan for Missouri Federal Depository Libraries, 1997-2000.

Official Representative, Saint Louis University, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1995-1996.

Beta Phi Mu, University of Illinois, 1993.