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Farewell Rosalie Lack

By Ivy Anderson, Director of Collection Development & Management

Rosalie Lack will be leaving the CDL in early March for an exciting new opportunity as Deputy Director of an international non-profit library consortium called ( ). Her last day at the CDL will be March 8th.

Rosalie’s contributions in her over 10 years with the CDL have been diverse and immeasurable.  From the MIS e-resource database (our first ERMS!) to Counting California, from Calisphere to the Image Service and the redesigned OAC site, from Public Content Manager to Director of Digital Special Collections (DSC), Rosalie’s work has been inextricably entwined with many of our most important public-facing services.   In addition, Rosalie was a veritable ‘Girl Friday’ in her early years at the CDL: she has been involved in assessment and evaluation (focus groups, usability testing, etc);  was resource liaison coordinator for a time; gathered and reported on vendor statistics;  created outreach materials; updated the CDL website; and created educational materials such as user guides.  As I have watched the accolades stream in from the campuses in response to her announcement to DSC content contributors, it’s clear that Rosalie’s work and dedication have had a positive and lasting impact not only on CDL but on the UC Libraries as a whole.  She will be missed by many, many colleagues throughout UC.

Now Rosalie is pursuing a personal passion to work with developing countries. will allow her to do that, while using her digital library knowledge and experience. From my own work at ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia), I know that is highly regarded for its innovative programs and services.  Best of all perhaps, is based in one of Rosalie’s favorite cities:  Rome!  Rosalie will spend her first six months or so in Rome and then will work remotely from the Bay area.

CDL will be working over the next several weeks to define an interim strategy that ensures continuity of DSC services. In the meantime, I know that everyone joins me in being proud and excited for Rosalie as she embarks on this new and exciting adventure.