All branches of the Central Arkansas Library System will be closed Friday, October 20, for staff development sessions. Regular hours will resume Saturday, October 21. We apologize for any inconvenience.

CALS Staff


Library Director: Nate Coulter

Deputy Executive Director of Library Operations and
Director of Literacy & Learning: Lisa Donovan

Deputy Executive Director of Business Operations and
Director of Finance: Jackie Patel

Director of Development: Cathy Sanders

Director of Special Collections and
Director of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies: David Stricklin

Director of Library Resources: Carol Coffey

Director of Operations: Adam Bearden

Director of Human Resources: Candace White

Construction Coordinator: Jennifer Chilcoat

Head of Information Services: Katie Jones

Head of Circulation: Mike Brooks

Collection Development: Philip Jones

Interlibrary Loan: Lee Razer

Bill Clinton State Government Project Coordinator: Glenn Whaley

Encyclopedia of Arkansas: Guy Lancaster

Arkansas Literary Festival: Brad Mooy

Head of Adult Programming: Kristen Cooke

Digital Innovation and Technology Manager: Nathan James

Webmaster: Scott Kirkhuff

Volunteer Coordinator: Christopher Beaumont

Security Manager: Chris Ketterman

Branch Managers

Main Library: Terri Dykes

Main Library Youth Services & Level 4: Amanda Ferguson

Brooks: Vernon Johnson, Jr.

Children's Library & Learning Center: Rettina Hill

Dee Brown: Brian Martin

Fletcher: Elizabeth Dearing (interim)

Maumelle: Marilyn Cash

McMath: Laura Hodo

Milam: Jan Guffey

Nixon: Cindy Powell

Sanders: Ginann Swindle

Rooker: Audrey Taylor

Terry: Natalie Marlin

Thompson: Mary Louise Cantwell

Williams: Latina Sheard

Branch Services Coordinators

Head of Main, Circulation, Information Services,
Patron Services: Terri Dykes

Youth Services Coordinator, Main Youth Services,
Children's Library & Learning Center: Ellen Samples

Dee Brown, McMath, Fletcher, Williams: Joe Hudak

Brooks, Maumelle, Milam, Nixon: Joe Hudak

Rooker, Sanders, Terry, Thompson: Margaret Yates