Friday, April 1, 2011

Leora Kemp Retires

Leora Kemp has been the head of the library at UNT Dallas since it was in building zero on Hampton Road. Her vision of the "virtual" library has been the guiding force in developing programs and instruction in electronic databases, research strategies, and outreach to area libraries and schools.  Her influence has reached well beyond the university walls as she has worked to help other librarians prepare students for college. Leora has shared information about education and librarianship with local librarians through a mailing list hosted by UNT Dallas.  The mailing list includes librarians from K-12, public, private, and academic libraries.

Luckily she has agreed to volunteer at the UNT Dallas library after her retirement and we have several projects ready for her touch.  One of the first projects will be to label the hundreds of pictures that have been taken over the last 11 years.  We wish Leora the best in retirement.

http://focusdailynews.com/unt-dallas-says-goodbye-to-founding-librarian-researcher-p3433-1.htm

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