August 3, 2009

Farewell Julie and Katie!

Last week, SCPC said good-bye to two outstanding students -- Julie Milo, a graduate student assistant, and Katie Thompson, our summer intern.

Hailing from Florida, Julie joined us in August, 2008. She graduates this month with her Master of Library and Information Science and is settling with her fiance in the Jacksonville area as we speak. Congratulations, Julie! While at SCPC, Julie did a superb job processing a number of collections, including the Lester Bates Papers and Charles Cecil Wyche Papers. Above, Julie poses with her friend and office-mate, Debbie, in their workspace at the Pearl Warehouse, SCPC's pristine (and soon-to-be old) home. At left is Julie with other SCPC staff at the Sept. 18, 2008, naming ceremony for the Hollings Library (opening in 2010!).

Katie joined us for the summer from Long Island University's Palmer School of Library and Information Science. During her brief but productive time here, she inventoried and processed much of the Mary Kelly Papers. This was her first effort at processing personal papers, if memory serves, and she did a fantastic job. For those who don't know, Mary Kelly was an influential member of the League of Women Voters and other organizations and dedicated much time to environmental and energy-related causes.

We were lucky to have both Julie and Katie with us. We wish them the best in their future library and archival endeavors! We also thank them for their good sense of humor. We threw them a patriotic farewell party, complete with costumes. Here we are that day. Standing with Lori, Mai, Debbie, and Dorothy, the two honorees are easy to pick out!

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