Jane Barclay Retiring after 18 Years of Library Service


Library Reserves Desk staffer,

Jane Barclay,

retires after 18 years of service to 

UM-Flint campus.

Having joined the Thompson Library staff in 1994 (while it was still in it’s “temporary” location on the 5th floor of French Hall) on February 14, Jane will retire from library service on February 17th.

She plans to move back to Iowa to be near her daughters and grandchildren.

Jane began her career at our library in the Tech Services Department and eventually moved to Circulation Desk as night supervisor.

In 1998 she switched from working the night shift to days and took on the challenging position as Reserved Readings supervisor.

Procedures for processing Reserve Readings have changed over the years, but Jane was there to assist both faculty and students, making it easier for instructors to place materials on reserve and simple for students to find and check them out.

Jane has trained dozens of student assistants over the years and has fond memories of many.

She says she will miss most of all the many friends she has made on our campus while working here at the library.

Library staff are planning a farewell celebration for Jane in the library on February 16.


Jane Barclay