September 10, 1999. The electronic newsletter of the University Library, University of South Alabama, published irregularly as a service to the University Community.

Deanie Hermann, who retired on August 31st, had worked at the University Library for 25 years. She started as a part-time Library Assistant in 1973 in Acquisitions. From 1974 to 1981 she was the Library's secretary under the directorships of Aaron Michelson and Charles Lowery. From 1982 to the present, Deanie has worked in Cataloging. Deanie plans on relaxing, enjoying her retirement and taking each day as it comes. She says if she ever gets bored she may work part-time.

by Cubie Joor


Three have Retired from the
University Library


Geraldine Irby retired on August 31 after 31 years of service to the Library. Gerry did her undergraduate work at North Carolina Central University in Durham and accepted her first real job at the headquarters of the United States Information Agency. The Washington locale and the high profile "Voice of America" broadcasting division made the USIA an exciting place to work. This intellectually stimulating atmosphere convinced Ms. Irby that Library Science was the career for her. She chose Columbia University in NYC for graduate school and worked throughout her studies in the library of the School of Journalism. Columbia was a magnet for fascinating and controversial figures. It provided many unforgettable experiences, like the time that sparks flew in the room with Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. After receiving her MLS Gerry worked a stint at Lederle Laboratories as a science librarian, then in general reference (specializing in science and psychology) at New York University. She eventually moved here and became the Government Documents librarian at the Mobile Public Library. In 1968 Ms Irby settled into South's Library where she has been sought after by faculty and students for her indefatiguable efforts in locating much needed government documents.

by Christin Loehr

Joyce Radcliff, who also retired on August 31st, had been at the Library since January 1974, first in the Serials Department until 1982, then in Cataloging. Joyce received her MLS degree from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama in recent years and has accepted employment as Assistant Professor in the Cataloging Department of the library at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. In addition she plans on continuing her church and charitable work and working with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. Joyce will also continue her tenure on the Board of Directors of the Library Association of The University of Alabama and is in the final stages of completing a Bicenntenial Project for the Library of Congress on which she is a team leader.

by Cubie Joor


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