We caught up with our Stamford Campus Library Director Phara Bayonne and asked her a few questions. Phara has worked for the UConn Library since 2003 and even we learned a few new things about her!
How did you get into libraries?
I met a librarian at a career event, and we had a great conversation that drew me to investigate the field of librarianship
What do you love most about working in a library?
I love helping people investigate and research information they need locating
In the midst of the pandemic, what do you do to take your mind off the crazy things happening in the world right now?
I discovered TikTok
What’s your most used emoji?
What was your first job?
Sales associate at a clothing retail store
What is on your reading list?
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson and Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Checking my to-do list before checking email
Do you have a hidden talent?
Double jointed in my arms
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, what would you pick?
Audible, YouTube, and Tidal