Mona Couts Retirement
March 16, 2015
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States transcript
Deborah Jakubs, Duke University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library
Sarah Michalak, UNC University Librarian and Associate Provost for
Susan Nutter, NCSU Vice Provost and Director of Libraries
Theodosia Shields, NCCU Director of Library Services
To announce my retirement it seems appropriate to
quote Groucho Marx and say:
"Hello, I must be going.
I cannot stay,
I came to say
I must be going.
I'm glad I came
but just the same
I must be going."
It has been my utmost pleasure to work with all of you over the past 17 years on
so many aspects of consortial collaboration and cooperative activities.
Together we have accomplished great things, and I like to think that we have had
some fun along the way. I appreciate all your efforts and contributions to the
continuing success of the Triangle Research Libraries Network. I thank the
Library Directors for giving me the opportunity to serve as the Executive
Director. I am extremely fortunate to have had, and have, fantastic TRLN staff
members and co-workers.
Fittingly, my retirement date is April 1, 2015. No fooling! Lisa Croucher will
serve as the Interim Executive Director. The Executive Committee will initiate
a search process and timeline and will share that information widely.
This has been the best job of my lengthy career and it has been extremely
rewarding. Thank you so much for making collaboration work, and for making work
And now I must be going,
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