October 22, 2007 (update of August 27th entry)
Beverley Manning, who joined the UConn staff in 1968, retired after 39 years of library service. Originally an expert in technical services, Beverley grew into a number of new areas including serving as the library’s acting director and also its operations coordinator.
At the time of her retirement, effective October 1st, she was Trecker’s sciences and humanities bibliographer/liaison, its coordinator of collections services, a reference librarian and a highly regarded teacher of library and research skills.
On September 19th, 40 colleagues gathered at lunch to give Beverley a well deserved send off. A few days later, Campus Director David W. Williams gave Bev an informal farewell fete that drew another 20 faculty and staff well-wishers. Among many unusual retirement gifts was a framed official statement from Governor M. Jodi Rell in which Beverley’s years of achievements and dedication to public service were lauded. As can be seen in the following photo, taken by Trecker librarian Marsha M. Lee, the retirement events were very happy ones for Beverley.
William Uricchio — Library Director