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Ann Jackson, Technical Services Manager Retires after 41 Years of Service

Ann Jackson retiresAnn Jackson, Technical Services Manager, will be retiring from Rocky River Public Library after 41 years of outstanding service. The Library is celebrating Ms. Jackson’s achievement and wants to share the excitement with our patrons!

Ann has been a library user from the earliest ages but only thought about becoming a Librarian after rejecting careers in Math and hard Science. Offered a graduate assistantship at Kent State University while perusing her master’s degree in Library Science, Ann moved from eastern Pennsylvania to Ohio. Impressed by the State of Ohio’s support of public libraries, Ann accepted a job supervising the department that catalogs and processes all the materials a patron can check out of the Library. Ann has seen the staff triple in size and worked through two additions to the building and has worked for six of the seven Library’s Directors. Two of her notable accomplishments are overseeing the complicated task of transitioning from a card catalog to the online catalog and adopting a Library Cat named Catalog, who eventually retired to the home of another staff member. If you’re a longtime patron, you’ve met Ann on an evening or weekend while she worked the Reference Desk, or you might have enjoyed the mystery books she’s selected for the Library’s collection. Now Ann is opening the next chapter with plans to spend more time with family and friends, traveling far and wide, visiting as many cat cafes as possible while traveling, and volunteering to help animals in need.

Rocky River Public Library sincerely thanks Ms. Jackson for her hard work and wishes her well in her future endeavors.