Jaci Groves, Architecture Library operations supervisor and Maggie Van Diest, senior accounting associate, University Libraries, are retiring in December. A joint retirement reception for both will be held, Friday, December 6, from 2:00-3:30 pm in 218 Love Library South. Remarks will be given at 2:30 pm.
In 1988 Jaci Groves started her career at UNL in the Circulation department of the University Libraries. She held several different positions over the years including stack maintenance, night supervisor, and Geology Library manager. In 2005 Groves started her present position in the Architecture Library. Since 1981, Groves has also been a volunteer with the Athletic Department Event Staff and is a member of the rope crew at football games. According to Groves the highlight of her employment at UNL has been working with students. She will miss them, but plans to continue to volunteer and travel in retirement.
Maggie Van Diest began her 47 year career in 1973 at UNL in the Libraries’ Processing Department. She started before the advent of computer technology and remembers using a manual typewriter to create cards for the card catalog. In 1980 Van Diest moved into a position in the Dean’s Office. In her role, she worked with many students seeking employment in the Libraries. She would interview student supervisors about their departmental needs and help find the best students that fit the job. Van Diest also worked with many people in other departments such as Scholarships & Financial Aid, Procurement Services, Financial Services, and more across the campus. Van Diest will miss all the connections and friends she had made at UNL over the years. Here plans for retirement include family gatherings and travel.
The reception is free and open to the campus community.