The Olive Tree
The head of Public Services at Fogler Library, an active member of the Maine Audubon Society, a hiker and cross-country skier, and a recent new homeowner. This would seem enough to keep even the most active among us busy, but for Joyce Rumery it is just the beginning. In addition to her other activities, Rumery has recently assumed the duties of interim library director.
Rumery is no stranger to Fogler and The University of Maine. A Maine native, who grew up in North Yarmouth and graduated from the University of Southern Maine, she has worked at the library since 1986 as head of Public Services.
She came to Fogler from Central Michigan University. Her duties there took her to Washington D.C., where she served as Eastern Regional Librarian for Off-Campus services. Rumery has a BA in History from USM and an MLS from the University of Arizona at Tucson.
Rumery is well known on campus from her many years in Public Services and is the guiding force behind many of the services that users take for granted. Putting the patron first has always been her goal and UMaine's students and faculty have been well served by her patience and perseverance in implementing new services and improving access to library resources.
Those of us who have worked with her know that the library is in good hands. We hope our many Friends members will have the opportunity to get to know her during the months ahead.
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