By Fay Kabasu
Originally from the midwest, Teri Terranova moved to Tennessee with her 8-year-old dog Francesca, a
cairn terrier. After working in business, Teri had decided to become a librarian. In order to do that,
Terranova received a Master’s degree for Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.
She later got her Master’s of Arts in Education at Lindenwood University. This fall semester will be her
first time working at Volunteer State Community College as a librarian. Before coming to work at the
Thigpen Library, Terranova had worked at other college universities and a medical library.
When asked about why she chose her career as a librarian, Teri replied, “Being a librarian NEVER
crossed my mind until a few years ago. I have led a varied career path; doing research at a university,
running several small businesses and working in finance. I have a tendency to get bored easily and was
looking for a profession that wouldn’t grow stagnant after a few years. After investigating many different
career options, the field of library science seemed to be the perfect fit.”
Volstate’s Thigpen Library prides on being a helpful resource for students. Whether it’s for research help,
a quiet place to study, or finding books and dvds, the library is always open for students from 7:30 a.m.-
9:00 p.m. on the weekdays. Students are encouraged to seek help from a librarian, as they are experienced
and qualified guides.
Teri commented, “I love having the opportunity to help people navigate the everchanging and
overwhelming world of information.”
Teri’s favorite quote is, “You should leave your children enough so they can do anything, but not enough
so they can do nothing,” by Warren Buffet.
Thigpen has a new librarian
By Fay Kabasu