Sad Day

A colleague, library leader and mentor died yesterday, poignantly reminding me of the power that a legacy can leave behind.

During Carol Myers' tenure at PLCMC, the last several of which she served as Interium Library Director and Assistant Director, she built a lasting legacy that is viewable in almost every single one of PLCMC's twenty-four locations. For nearly two decades, she was not only instramental in designing almost every new or remodeled branch (roughly 1.2 new locations/year), but also had a hand in hiring almost every branch manager in our system.

Carol retired early just this past May to spend more time on personal passions. But to those of us that had worked with her over the last 33 years here at PLCMC (myself, for 12) we also knew that PLCMC and public library services hovered high at the top of that list.

As you might guess we are still in shock here at PLCMC, but are grateful for her leadership and legacy.


Michelle McLean said...

Deepest sympathies to you and all at PLCMC.

Jersey Girl said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Last year we lost a co-worker of 14 years (how long I've been here---she was here for 25 years.) You will always have your memories and that will keep her close in your hearts. Peace, Sally

pollyalida said...

Sympathies to you all on this loss. I saw the obituary in the Albany, NY paper yesterday and was thinking of what a sad loss for all her family and colleagues.