Alison Poage Booher Library Director

Alison Poage has been working in libraries since the days of the card catalog. Alison began her career as a high school student working in her local public library. She received the B.E.S.T. award (Bringing Excellence in Service by Teens) from the Suffolk County Library Association, an experience that encouraged her to pursue library science as a career. Alison received her MLS from the City University of New York at Queens College and has worked as a youth services librarian, consultant, and library administrator. Alison is proud to have served on the committee that administered the 2010 Newbery Medal, an award given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. As the Booher Library's director, she is responsible for long-range planning, budgeting, and collection development. Alison is currently serving on the seminary’s Building Committee, a board committee overseeing the renovation of the Booher Library and classroom building. She also participates in the frontline work of assisting students and faculty with their research and enjoys working closely with the librarians and student workers. Alison is an alto in Chorus Austin’s Symphonic Chorus (and occasionally in Christ Chapel) and lives with her family in East Austin.