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Kathryn Ray Reference Librarian LIB |University Library Operations

B.A. in American Studies, Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. M.S. in Library Science, The Catholic University of America. M.Phil. in American Civilization with concentration in D.C. History, The George Washington University

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Third Floor of the Library looking out on the Quad.
Kathryn accepted a position at AU in 2003, shortly after her retirement from the D.C. Public Library. Her previous work experience includes library positions at The Brookings Institution, The Washingtoniana Division of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library where she was the manager for 13 years. She has written several book chapters, most recently contributing a chapter on Tenleytown to the book, Washington at Home, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. She served two terms on the Council of the American Library Association. Kathryn was twice elected to the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission. In other civic endeavors, she served as President of the D.C. Library Association, President of the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia and President of the Janney School PTA. Kathryn is a docent for the National Park Service-Girl Scout C&O Canal History Program at Riley’s Lock. An active rower, Kathryn’s team is on the Potomac most mornings before dawn. A life-long Washingtonian, Kathryn lives in American University Park.