Society of Genealogists’ Librarian Sue Gibbons Retires
Staff, Family History Volunteers, SoG Members and Trustees came together this week to wish Sue Gibbons all the best in her retirement. Sue has been Librarian at the Society of Genealogists since 1991 and will be missed by all her friends. Sue pioneered the Society’s online Library catalogue (SoGCAT) and the microfiching and digitisation of the SoG collections. Never ones to miss an opportunity to get together for a chat, nibbles and a few (soft) drinks everyone came downstairs to hear SoG Chairman Colin Allen wish Sue all the best and present her with her with life membership of the Society along with flowers, champagne and presents bought for her from the collections. Travel was the theme of the gifts with a SatNav to guide her on her way and vouchers to put towards travel.
However, Sue seems pretty sure of the direction she is going in and has firm plans for her retirement. She will continue as a volunteer at the SoG on Mondays and Friday working on digitisation projects and perhaps she will now get time to write that book she has been promising ! But no doubt she will get stuck into her own family history research and win her the battle with that enormous garden that she has been telling us about over the years. We’d like to wish Sue all the best for the future and thank her for being such a great asset to the Society and for helping so many family historians on their way.
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