Mona Couts Retirement Celebration
 March 16, 2015
 

Guest Speakers
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States transcript
Deborah Jakubs, Duke University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs
Sarah Michalak, UNC University Librarian and Associate Provost for University Libraries
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 enjoyable.

And now I must be going,
Mona

 


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