Itâ€™s always a little sad when one of our long-time library family members decides to leave us for those carefree days of retirement. And so, it is with some reservation that I announce Pat Hodges, our faithful Manuscripts and Folk Life Archives Librarian, has decided to retire at the end of this semester. Pat came to WKU and worked as a graduate student in Manuscripts with Penny Harrison. After getting her degree, Pat came on board as faculty and has spent 35 and a half years in that area. In 1987, the Folk Life Archives were added to Patâ€™s care and she has skillfully managed both units since that time.
Also, Iâ€™d like to announce that we have done some shifting around within the Department of Library Special Collections and have reassigned Jonathan Jeffery to the position of Manuscripts and Folk Life Archives Librarian. And, Sue Lynn McDaniel will be moving to the research library, filling in the position of Special Collections Librarian. Keep your ears open when we begin a search for a new University Archivist in January.
Timothy Mullin, Department Head
Library Special Collections