Meet our staff: Judith Salter
Meet our staff: Judith Salter

Librarian Judith Salter joined the NOAA Central Library as a Reference Librarian and Cataloger in the fall of 2014. Originally from Atlanta, Judith graduated from the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies in 2008, with a concentration in medical informatics, metadata, and knowledge management. Prior to receiving her Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Judith earned a BA in Psychology and Urban Leadership in 2002, a graduate degree in Forensic Psychology (psychology and the law) in 2004, and an AS in Business and Economics in 2010.   

Prior to NOAA, Judith has worked as a reference librarian and cataloger at several Federal libraries including the National Agricultural Library (NAL), the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). She’s also worked as a Biomedical Academic Computing Lab Coordinator at Georgetown University Medical Library and as Information Specialist in a public library.  

Judith is an active member of the NOAA Central Library Outreach Team and collaborates with librarians on event planning and social media. Judith also serves on the Reference Team (Email us at Her role as the Library Brown Bag coordinator, provides her with an opportunity to gain subject knowledge from NOAA scientists and flex her technical muscles (e.g., hosting and recording webinars, video editing and web editing). Judith catalogs the NOAA National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents and new books. She is currently working with Librarian Jamie Roberts on a groundfish bibliography. She enjoys reading about the cephalopod, Vampyroteuthis infernalis.       

Judith lives in Silver Spring with her beagle Josie. She is passionate about gardening, loves dancing, enjoys soccer and Bama Football.

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Avatar  David Grosh 3 months agoReply

This is David Grosh the NGS Librarian up on the 8th floor. We have spoken before. You might recognize me if you saw me.
The Purpose of this email:
I too got MLIS from Alabama. ROLL TIDE! I graduated in 2014.

When I saw that you had too the Crimson and White in me said tell her she ain't alone.