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Houghton Memorial Library (Huntingdon College) Web Site: Personnel

Student Assistants

As part of the federal work-study program, the Library employees a corp of student assistants during the academic year.  If you are a student at Huntingdon and are interested in working in the Library, you may contact Mrs. Margaret Kinney, Head of Circulation.

Annually, the Library bestows the Libris Award upon an outstanding library student assistant.  This award scholarship is presented on the annual college awards day convocation.  (See the "Awards" page for further information.)

Frank (the Library's Ghost)

While Huntingdon’s most famous ghost is by far The Red Lady (see the story in 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh), Martha (aka The Red Lady) is not the only ghost to call Huntingdon home.  Frank is the ghost of the Library, but unlike Martha, he has no back story.  As a matter of fact, Frank didn’t even have a name until a library student assistant in the early 1990s decided he needed one and suggested “Frank.”  Apparently, Frank didn’t object to his new name, or not enough to make his displeasure known.


Over the years there have been “encounters” with Frank: Reports of odd visions on the fourth stack level of the original library building, heavy oak doors mysteriously closing on their own, moans in a decidedly male voice, books sighted on shelves suddenly found opened on a table … just the usual ghostly mischief. 


Frank is also somewhat productive, as he assists in maintaining the Library’s Facebook page.  Regretably, he isn’t much help with reshelving books or DVDs in the film room.  That, our student assistants must still do.

Office:  Somewhere in the Library

Library Personnel


The Houghton Memorial Library is maintained and supported by a corps of professional faculty and support personnel. At the spring 2007 annual meeting of the Alabama chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (AACRL), the faculty and staff of the Huntingdon College Library were presented with the Association's Significant Contribution Award.

(Pictured L to R: Nordis J. Smith, Joel Godfrey, Yvonne Williams, Flora G. Reese, Margaret Kinney -- Accepting the AACRL Significant Contribution Award, now known as the Sue O. Medina Award for Significant Contribution)

Library Staff (Part-time)

Marjorie Korb - Library Assistant/Evenings&Weekends

Richard Kerwin - Library Assistant/Evenings&Weekends

Archives & Special Collections (Huntingdon College and Methodist Conference)

Volunteer Assistant

John Matthews