Sue Connor, Resource Management specialist, retired on May 30 after 23 years of service to Falvey Memorial Library. As a part-time employee, Sue’s contributions to the Library were significant. In the late 1990s, as Falvey moved to a new integrated library system, Sue helped to convert a tedious, manual check-in process to an automated one. She was also responsible for checking in the daily mail, helping to maintain the current-periodicals shelves and staffing the Periodicals Room weekends and one night a week.
As the Library moved to a team centered environment, Sue split her time between the Resource Management team and the Information Desk, answering patron questions. As a Resource Management specialist, Sue checked in the daily mail of print journals in the catalog, helped troubleshoot online access for electronic journals, and assisted in various acquisitions functions. According to Susan Markley, Resource Management team leader, “Sue was a willing volunteer for all kinds of special projects related to serial management and other team activities. Her enthusiasm and experience will be greatly missed.”
In her “free” time, Sue was also a regular volunteer for the Digital Library’s transcription project, working hard to make early texts searchable by deciphering handwritten letters and manuscripts and transcribing the text with notes into a standard format Word document. Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator, noted that, “Sue was a deft hand at reading old scripts and would regularly complete two to three letters a week … in addition to her other duties.”
Sue plans to spend her time traveling back and forth to Margate, N.J., with her husband, Jim, and golden retriever, Lily, and helping out with her six grandchildren.
Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Publications Team and Special Acquisitions Coordinator in Resource Management.
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