Oct. 26, 2017–Paula Webb / Historian & Author "Mobile Under Siege"

Paula Lenor Webb, Government Documents Reference and Outreach Librarian at University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, obtained her MLIS from the University of Alabama. Paula is a member of the Southeastern Library Association and Alabama Library Association. She has appeared in many academic publications, including two published this year. Paula also received 2011 Mover and Shaker Award and the 2012 ALLA CUS Research Award. In 2016, she decided to try something new. She broke away from working only on academic publications and tried to learn and write more about the city she was born in: Mobile, Alabama. She has since edited the Mobile Genealogical Society publication, Mobile Mayor’s Court Reports: 1865 and authored the History Press publication, Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade. In 2017, she co-edited the Mobile Genealogical Society Publication, Mobile Mayor’s Court Reports:1864. This month, she has an article about Octavia Walton LeVert published in the Mobile Bay Magazine.