• Clayton and Rochat to Retire

    Clayton and RochatDiane Clayton and Julie Rochat will officially retire as co-directors of Bush Memorial Library at the end of 2012.

    During their 15 years of library leadership, Rochat and Clayton have improved Bush library as a campus resource for high quality student research. Among their many accomplishments they: 

    • Established a welcoming environment for all in Bush Library with professional and friendly staff.
    • Negotiated the ongoing transition from print to electronic library materials.
    • Expanded the instructional mission of librarians to include many more courses and programs.
    • Revitalized the library after the devastating fire of 2000.
    • Established a campus reputation for teamwork and collaboration.
    • Developed and maintained a close relationship with student groups. Example outcomes are the HUSC DVD and popular reading collections.
    • Raised the visibility of Bush Library and student research through activities such as an invigorated website and student poster grants.
    • Created the Friends of the Library Endowed Fund.
    • Established the Bush Library Diversity Research Award, and consistently provided support for student research on topics of diversity.
    • Contributed to the Hamline community through work on strategic initiatives, curricular, and search committees.
    • Shepherded the library budget effectively.
    • Extended library services to many more faculty and students in new schools and programs.

    Although she is retiring as co-director of Bush Library, Clayton will continue to serve as resident director of the Hamline in York study abroad program in the spring of 2013. Hamline will hire a new library director to begin duties in January 2013.

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