All of us at the North Bend Public Library and from the Coos County
Library Service District wish you all the best for your richly deserved
retirement. I truly believe you've had a greater impact on Oregon's
libraries that all previous state librarians combined. Thanks so much
for all your hard work, dedication, mentoring, and visionary leadership
throughout your time with the State Library. Your extraordinary work has
always had a strong focus on helping Oregon's libraries improve services
to their communities. You've been a passionate, powerful advocate for
readers, which has been very inspiring to me, and to librarians and
citizens throughout Oregon. And thanks so much for all your good advice
and nudges for OLA's MLIS Scholarship Program!
I'm wishing you much fun, great times with family and friends, and
plenty of time for reading for many years to come!
Director of Library Services
North Bend Public Library
"A library is a shelter for the mind and spirit." - Tom McCall