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New Library Faces! Getting to Know Treasa C. Banes

March 9, 2020

Welcome, Treasa C. Banes! She recently joined the Libraries as the Electronic Resources Management Librarian. Here are a few questions to help us get to know her.

How long have you been working in libraries and how did this journey begin?

About 6 months. Before I went to library school, I was interested and following how the (often tumultuous) relationship between publishers and libraries was evolving, and I always wanted to have a role in it. My first professional librarian position was public-service focused, but I took on professional development opportunities in hopes of bringing me closer to the ERM world.

What do you enjoy most about your position?

The licensing process, which allows us to advocate for our users and be an instigator of positive change in terms of how users access and use our resources.

10 Quick Facts

  1. Most recently worked: University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County
  2. Previous organizations include: Mortenson Center at the University of Illinois and Parkland Community College
  3. Fun fact about yourself: (Lifetime original movie) Cinephile
  4. Favorite book: Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays by Mary Gaitskill
  5. Tell me what a perfect day in Madison outside of the library looks like for you. Drinking bubble tea, going to the downtown public library, going on a hike, and petting all the neighborhood cats/cheating on my own
  6. Looking forward to exploring… The endless number of lectures and speakers from all over that come to campus to share their research
  7. Standout Wisconsin/UW-Madison fact I’ve learned since moving to Madison: That the number of mounds unique to this area qualifies as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  8. Was interested to learn: More about the Ho-Chunk Nation and collaborative research/projects with the university
  9. Favorite color: Green
  10. Can’t wait for: Dinnertime