Lehigh Libraries’ Gayle Nemeth to retire on Aug 30

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Happy Retirement Gayle Nemeth with Linderman skylight

Gayle Nemeth has announced her plans to retire from Lehigh University on August 30, 2019. She joined the Technical Services team as a Copy Cataloger in 2007 and prior to that worked on Lehigh Libraries’ Lending Services team, providing interlibrary loan and stacks management services.

As an active member of the Lehigh community, Gayle facilitated Linderman Library’s participation in the Community Service Office's Holiday Hope Chest program (to collect gifts for local children), regularly traveled to the Library Materials Center in Building J to catalog our collection of state government documents, and worked on the Deborah and Alfred Barcan Collection, including capturing interesting photos of some of the items and attending Mr. Barcan's presentation to meet him and discuss the work being done on his donation.

Long-recognized for her proactive approach to her work, Gayle played a critical role in the provision of access to our online book collection. She was also responsible for managing access to Lehigh’s electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), a role that required her to be a point of contact with both our metadata provider and OCLC (an international database) to facilitate access to our students’ research. Gayle developed a reputation for being detailed, productive, and having a positive, can-do spirit and in 2007 she earned a Tradition of Excellence Award, and later, the Louis & Helen Zirkel Library Staff Award in 2018.

Gayle has also been interviewed twice for The Brown & White on the haunting of Linderman Library in Something’s lurking in Linderman and Eerie Pennsylvania.

Please join us in wishing Gayle well in her retirement.

Library and Technology Services