Robey Memorial Library welcomes Cate St. Clair as new library director

Cate St. Claire

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon has welcomed Cate St. Clair as its new library director. St. Clair assumed the library director position in May of this year following the departure of Rick Meyer, director for three-plus years at Robey Memorial Library before departing for a similar position closer to his family in Decatur, IL.
St. Clair grew up in Des Moines and has been living in Waukon for just over a year with her significant other, Nicholas Hay, an attorney with the law firm of Jacobson, Bristol, Garrett & Swartz in Waukon. Prior to her new position at Robey Memorial Library, she was a librarian at the Meehan Memorial Library in Lansing.
Before beginning her career in the library industry, St. Clair had designs on also becoming an attorney. She graduated from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and spent a year working as an AmeriCorps member in the Des Moines office of Iowa Legal Aid before receiving a scholarship to pursue community service law at Drake University Law School in Des Moines. However, after graduating St. Clair says she found that pursuing a career as an attorney was not as rewarding as she had hoped it would be and switched her career focus to something she would much rather pursue.
"I have found library work to be incredibly rewarding, and am so excited about my new opportunity as director here at Robey," St. Clair said. "With the building project nearly behind us, and our grand re-opening on the horizon, the future looks bright and I am honored to be a part of it."
In addition to her library work, St. Clair stays busy keeping up with her adopted puppy, Saul. She also likes to read, walk and find other ways to "enjoy the beauty of northeast Iowa".