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Butler-Spencer Library: Faculty

MICDS Lower School Library Resources

Meet your Librarians

Sandra Lee - Librarian (Retired)

Mrs. Lee was the proud Librarian of Butler-Spencer Lower School Library for many years.  She began her career at MICDS in 1990, and served as a research librarian outside the school setting in years prior.  She is a lifelong St. Louis area resident originally from Illinois, where she earned her Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE).  Her greatest passions on the job included helping her students succeed every day as a top priority, and obtaining new books and resources for them to use in the library.  She loved working at MICDS everyday with many of the close friends she has made over the years.  Her favorite children's book is 'Midnight for Charlie Bone' by Jenny Nimmo.  In her free time, Mrs. Lee may be found reading, crocheting, and spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Thomas Buffington - Librarian

Thomas Buffington is a lifelong St. Louis area resident with a professional passion for technology integration in education.  He currently works as the Lower School Librarian.  Before this role Thomas served at MICDS since 2014 in various positions.  Most recently these included Library Assistant, Assistant Director of Extended Day, Teaching Associate, as well as instructing at Camp Pegasus in the summer.  His favorite children's author is Gary Paulsen.  On the job, he especially enjoys finding new ways of applying technology resources into students' library experiences.  In his free time, he enjoys exploring St. Louis and beyond with his family and friends.  He can also be found at many Saint Louis University (Billikens) basketball games, where he attended college majoring in Education and History.  He also holds a Master's Degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies from Mizzou.



Nicole Liebman - Library Associate

Nicole Liebman is originally from Minnesota but has called St. Louis home for over twenty years. She is the new Lower School Library Associate. She has a passion for reading and hopes to share that passion with the MICDS family. She previously worked in higher education at St.Charles Community College and St. Louis Community College Meramec as a Developmental Reading instructor. She received her B.S. in elementary education from University of Evansville and her M.A.T. in communication arts and reading certification from Webster University. Nicole is an avid reader, runner and sports fan.  She enjoys spending time with her family. She has three children who have all left the nest!