Carol Vaeth, Langsdale Library’s Book and Document Delivery Supervisor, will retire on June 30th 2015. Carol has worked at Langsdale Library for over 30 years, commencing in October of 1984. Most folks at UB and across the USM, will remember her for her multi-decade career supervising and processing Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
During her long career, she has been an active and respected member in numerous organizations and committees, including the first ILL task group for the University System, UMSILL, the USMAI Resource Sharing Task Group formed in 2004, and currently in the new User Services Advisory Group. She participated for four years in the UB Administrative Council for Shared Governance. Carol is also a founding member of the Maryland Interlibrary Loan (MAILL) group, established in 1986 and still going.
Carol has received numerous awards for her dedicated work. In 2006, she received the Maryland Library Association’s Paraprofessional Award, and the UB Staff Award for Outstanding Customer Service in 2011. At the 2014 November Service Awards, she was honored for her 30 plus years of Service at University of Baltimore. During her final months, Carol added the responsibility of chairing the Baltimore Regional Expedited Courier Service (BREILL).
Carol’s name has been associated with Interlibrary Loan for so long that after her departure, it will take concentrated effort not to mention her name when making referrals to patrons about our services. Although we will miss her on a daily basis, we are happy for Carol as she steps into the next phase of her journey.
As as avid gardener, Carol is looking forward to growing and harvesting lavender in her retirement. She also plans to do more hiking and will enjoy having new flexibility in her schedule to take short trips. Thank you for your hard work and dedication over the years Carol!!