Earlier this year, it was announced that Director of Library Services Linda McCann would be retiring. The news both surprised and saddened many in the Bucks County Community College family. On August 14th, Linda McCann will serve her last official day as Director of Library Services. We are grateful to her for her many years of service and her unwavering commitment to the library. Her tenure as director included many awards and acknowledgements. Below is a listing of some of the milestones marking Director McCann’s work in the library and at Bucks County Community College from October 2005 to her retirement in August 2017:
Fall 2007- The Learning Studio opens at the Newtown Campus
2007- New Lower Bucks Campus Library opens in new building
2007- Library elevator installed
2007-2017- Linda served on the Administrative Employees’ Committee
2009- Linda receives the Administrative Employees’ Special Recognition Award
2010-2013- Newtown Campus Library renovations in three phases
2010- ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award
2010- Upper Bucks Campus Library opens in new building
2014-BCCC Foundation Community Awards- Linda received the Education Award primarily for Friends of the Library fundraising efforts to add to the Library Endowment Fund.
When asked about the milestones, Linda McCann was quick to share the spotlight and point out that it was all a group effort. Community involvement and mentoring within her profession made it evident that Director McCann placed a high level of importance on making a difference in people’s lives. Through the years, she has represented the library at many events both near and far. She was active in planning Technology Day and the Faculty of the Future Conference at the College. She’s also served on various governance committees, TLTR, and the Planning Advisory Group. Once a year, together with her family and friends, Director McCann opened up her home to the Friends of the Library and hosted an elegant afternoon of delicious appetizers and aperitifs to benefit the Library Endowment Fund. Adjusting to the library without her daily presence will certainly be strange for many. Happily, she will continue on as a part-time faculty librarian in the fall. We thank Linda McCann and wish her a wonderful retirement!