Diana Keith, Government Documents Librarian, announces retirement

Written by Janet Wilke, Dean of the Library

Please join the library in thanking Diana Keith, Government Documents Librarian, for her service to the University. Diana joined the library as support staff in 1978. When the position of Government Documents Librarian became available in 1980, Diana, already possessing a Master’s degree in Library Science, was tapped to fill the position on an interim basis. A year later, after a full search, she was hired to serve in the position from which she is now retiring.

The University, or as it was then known, Kearney State College (KSC), has benefited from Diana’s expertise in many ways. In addition to librarianship, Diana served as an instructor for the Geography Department, in the mid-1980s. This honor fell to her based on her outstanding scholarship as a graduate from KSC (1977, summa cum laude, geography). She has also served on several Academic Program Review Committees, and numerous other library and University committees. Under her guidance, the Federal and State documents collections have become an outstanding resource for the University and the 3rd District of Nebraska.

Asked what she values most about her experience at Calvin T. Ryan, she said, “I’ve enjoyed helping students, faculty and staff find the information they need and the challenges of working with government documents.”

Thank you Diana! You will be missed…