Nice To Meet You, Lauren Olewnik

Lauren Olewnik is a new addition to the library. You will find her at the Reference Desk or teaching classes in the library. She is very welcoming and has an upbeat attitude. She loves to meet new people and is willing to help students find the information and research that they need. She can also help students locate materials within the library. Olewnik received her masters in Library and Information Science from the University at Buffalo.
1. What did you want to be growing up?
“I always wanted to do something cool. I would see something and think, oh that’s cool or interesting, I want to do that. Until I was left wondering what I was actually going to do.”

2. What is your job?
“I provide instructional and reference services. If students have questions, I can help them find the answer. If professors want their classes to do research, I provide instruction on research, resources, and how to go about doing those sorts of things. I can also suggest that students make an appointment for one-on-one help.”

3. What do you enjoy about your job?
“I like discovering new things. I also like meeting people. This job provides both aspects.”

4. What’s your favorite book and why?
“I like so many books. But I’ll say Hugh MacLennan. The book is called Two Solitudes. I secretly enjoy the struggle of Canadians to find themselves. Like what it means to be Canadian.”

5. What are your hobbies?
“I knit. I read. Socialize. Normal hobbies like riding bike.”

6. What was your favorite vacation?
With excitement in her eyes, “It was Montreal 2002. I went to see the Tragically Hip.”

7.What is one goal that you have?
“I don’t have a very profound goal but I would like to get to Disneyland.

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