Meet your librarians
Why I became a librarian: I love books. What the hell else was I gonna do?
Education: MLS, BA, GBE, MLB Library Science, Starfleet Academy
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Why I became a librarian:
I have always considered myself a “Renaissance Woman.” Or to put it another way, a person with too many varied interests to focus on any one thing very well. I consider myself a lifelong learner, and I will never be bored because there is always something more to learn.
I like paying attention to specifics and details. I also enjoy seeing my hard work reflected in the library’s appearance, collection of materials, and ease of access. Collaborating as a team with a group of gifted librarians is motivating, challenging, and enlightening. For all of these reasons, I could see myself in a variety of situations going forward – working as a cataloger, archivist, embedded librarian, or even library manager. In the meantime, I strive to continue improving my knowledge of reference sources and materials, my ability to create clear and informative instructional materials, and to learn to make use of more technologies to improve the usefulness of those materials.
Interests and Hobbies
Music (playing, listening, singing, writing, learning about all genres and forms of music), Genealogy (another information mystery!) and Preservation of Family Artifacts (such as photos, letters, videos, tapes, etc), Painting, Board Gaming, Video Gaming, Reading, Watching Documentaries, Tennis, Running, and Cycling
I hope to teach violin lessons again someday soon and possibly join an ensemble such as a community orchestra or choir.
Education: MLS–University at Buffalo, BS in Music Education–Northern Kentucky University
Raya Lee Then received her MLS from the University at Buffalo. She has served as Music Librarian for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, library assistant for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and currently works as reference librarian at Medaille College Libraries Buffalo Campus.