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Raye Oldham joins us from the State Library of North Carolina where she has been the Continuing Education Consultant since 2003. Her primary responsibilities involve planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating North Carolina's annual statewide program of continuing education and staff development for staff of public and academic libraries. This includes oversight of the development of all training programs including training design, preparation of handouts/materials, coaching trainers, and Beta tests, as well as designing and delivering selected training and presentations. Raye coordinates State Library efforts to offer synchronous and asynchronous methods of delivering online continuing education while monitoring continuing education trends. She is the project manager for the Master Trainer Program, an intensive train the trainer program for library staff. Prior to her State Library role she spent six years in a community college library.

Raye grew up in MI then moved to AZ, MS, CA and AK before moving to NC in 1996. She obtained her MLS from UNC Greensboro in 2002. She is a wife, mother of three adult children, and a recent (and joyful) empty nester.