Kara has spent all of her life in Buffalo, with a brief hiatus spent in Rochester and Syracuse in the 1980's. She graduated from Hutchinson Technical High School in 1992. She went on to received her B.S. in Psychology from Buffalo State College in 1997 and her Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Buffalo in 2004.
She began her career at Daemen in September 2005 after working for thirteen years in various roles at the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library. She wears many hats in her position as Assistant Director of RIC and Library Services. She is the Circulation Librarian, the supervisor of approximately forty students, assists with day-to-day operations in the RIC, and is responsible for the operation of Interlibrary Loan Services.
While away from the library, she enjoys spending time with her daughter. They love exploring all the wonders of Buffalo, from the ever-expanding waterfront, to visiting historical sites, attending numerous concerts and festivals, cheering at Sabres and Bandits games, etc, etc. They are also huge Daemen Wildcat Basketball fans and attend as many home games as they can.
In her downtime, Kara can be found on the Elmwood Strip visiting with friends and enjoying the craft beer resurgence.
Gary has been working for Daemen College since 1996. During the school year he works evenings and daytime during the summer. He supervises the work-study students, adds Reserves, and processes interlibrary loans.
During the summer Gary enjoys taking vacation trips with his wife Ellen to historic locations in the U.S. Recently they have the visited the Abraham Lincoln library and Warren Harding's home. Locally he is a volunteer at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst.