Ed Rivenburgh retires as Milne Library Director

Ed Rivenburgh

After more than 15 years as the Director of Milne Library, Ed Rivenburgh has retired from that position, leaving it in the capable hands of Associate Director Cyril Oberlander, who has been appointed Interim Library Director by Provost Carol Long.  Ed will continue to work part-time, however, as the IDS Project Director from his office in Millne 221.

“Under Ed’s leadership Milne Library has become one of the most successful and innovative small campus libraries in the country,” noted Provost Long in her announcement to the campus this week.  Cyril, she said, “is a remarkably insightful, energetic, innovative and creative library administrator, and we are extraordinarily fortunate to be able to benefit from his talents.”

Cyril Oberlander

The staff at Milne congratulate Ed on his stellar career, his well-earned retirement, and his new role as IDS Director.  And we look forward to working with Cyril as he leads the Library toward an exciting future!

We bid adieu to three excellent librarians

Barbara Clarke, Donna Howe, Paul MacLean and Diane Johnson

When you stepped into Milne Library this semester, did you notice something missing?  Three of our librarians are retiring, having logged their last days at Milne before the year’s end.  They represent, collectively, 100 years of exeperience at SUNY Geneseo — Barbara Clarke, the Head of Milne’s Teacher Education Resource Center, retiring after 35 years here; Paul MacLean, Head of Information Technology Services, 31 years; and Diane Johnson, Head of Serials, 34 years.  Donna Howe, Secretary to the Library Director, also retired last semester but has returned to Milne on a part-time basis until May.

Be assured that, while Barbara, Paul and Diane and all their excellent work will be missed, the folks at Milne are endeavoring to transition as smoothly as possible and will continue to provide the same high level of service our users expect and appreciate.

To read more about these librarians’ careers and retirement plans, see the front-page article of the Fall 2010 Milne Library Infobits .

Milne Library says goodbye to Mary McGrath

Milne Library is saying farewell on Friday, July 6th to one of our outstanding employees – Mary McGrath, IDS Lending Manager. Mary worked in Milne Library for 35 years and was an integral part of the IDS team, helping students and faculty with requests and always ready with a friendly smile for anyone who dropped by the IDS office. Mary also worked in the business library when it was housed in Fraser. She will be missed, but will enjoy her retirement. Everyone at Milne wishes Mary the best!