Saint Joseph's College Head Librarian Cathy Salyers has announced her retirement. Salyers began working at the College in the summer of 1990. She provided oversight and assisted with planning for three major library renovations projects, including helping the Library transition from print periodical indexes to online periodical databases on a meager budget.
A recipient of the College's Martin Luther King, Jr. Award in 2006 for exemplifying the values of Dr. King, Salyers has served the College in several capacities. She chaired the Committee on the Use of Technology in Academic Programs (CUTAP) since 1992 and represents SJC as a board member of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI). She represented the College as a board member of the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority, served as a faculty representative on the SJC Board of Trustees, and has been a member of the Academic Cabinet since 1995. Salyers also served on a Kairos retreat team in 1994.
"I have been fortunate to work with many interesting and supportive colleagues who make SJC a great place to work," said Salyers. "Two people I would like to publicly acknowledge are Dr. John Nichols and Dr. David Chattin. Both of these gentlemen were supportive supervisors who understood the importance of the Library at the College. Ultimately, my goal has been to help students in their academic pursuits. After all my 46 years working in libraries, I still derive the greatest personal satisfaction from helping a student locate needed information."
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