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Butler-Spencer Library: Faculty

MICDS Lower School Library Resources

Meet your Librarians

Thomas Buffington - Librarian

Thomas Buffington is a lifelong St. Louis area resident with a professional passion for technology integration in education.  He currently serves as the Lower School Librarian at MICDS.  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 authors are Gary Paulsen and Lemony Snicket.  On the job, he especially enjoys finding new ways of applying useful 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 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 Lower School Library Associate. She has a passion for reading and shares this passion with her MICDS family everyday. 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! 

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