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Mona Rae Bays

Mona Rae Bays was American librarian. Named Best Boss in Central Illinois Decatur Herald and Review, 1987, Young Careerist Business and Professional Women's Association, 1978. Elder, board directors First Christian Church of Mattoon. Member American Library Association, American Business Women's Association (Woman of Year Mattoon chapter 1980, 95, Pegtown chapter 1999), Women of the Moose, Illinois Library. Association.

Background

  • Bays, Mona Rae was born on June 16, 1950 in Mattoon, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Alburn Marion and Doris Madeline Reynolds Grafton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Eastern Illinois University, 1972. Master of Arts in Librarianship, University Denver, 1973.

    Career

    • Youth library Mattoon (Illinois) Public Library., 1973-1975, cataloger, 1975-1976, library, 1976-1994, director, 1994—2002. Co-owner Bays Services, since 1999.

    Works

    • House Not Made With Hands
    • HNMWH is a memoir that details the life of an African-American woman, Jeannette Lee Causey, from her birth in New Orleans, Louisiana, to her years as a mother of six daughters and a pastor's wife.
    • Author: A House Not Made With Hands, 1981.

    Membership

    Elder, board directors First Christian Church of Mattoon. Member American Library Association, American Business Women's Association (Woman of Year Mattoon chapter 1980, 95, Pegtown chapter 1999), Women of the Moose, Illinois Library. Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Michael Allan Bays, March 20, 1999. Children: Brent Allan, Clinton Andrew.
    • father: Alburn Marion
    • mother: Doris Madeline Reynolds Grafton
    • spouse: Michael Allan Bays
    • children: Brent Allan Bays
    • Clinton Andrew Bays
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    Born June 16, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Eastern Illinois University
    • 1973
      University Denver
    • 1973 - 1975
      Youth library Mattoon (Illinois) Public Library
    • 1975 - 1976
      Youth library Mattoon (Illinois) Public Library
    • 1976 - 1994
      Youth library Mattoon (Illinois) Public Library
    • 1999
      co-owner Bays Services