Monday, May 2, 2011

Good-Bye to Reference Librarian Nancy McMurrer

Nancy McMurrer has retired from her position as Reference Librarian at the Gallagher Law Library.

Nancy joined the Library staff in 1994 and through the years she served as the liaison with LexisNexis and Westlaw and as the faculty instructional services coordinator. She was a cheerful, enthusiastic reference librarian who was always eager to help a law student, a faculty member, or an undergraduate with a legal research problem.

After getting her law degree from the University of Virginia, Nancy worked for the Internal Revenue Service. She also lived in Germany for many years while her husband was stationed there. Their son, Matt McMurrer, graduates this spring from the University of Iowa College of Law and his article in the Journal of Corporation Law was just published.

Nancy's theatrical experience was evident in the various roles she played in library skits for National Library Week and Law Revue. She joined Library Director Penny Hazelton in preparing gourmet dinners that were the subject of bidding wars during annual PILA auctions.

The Library and the Law School gave her a great party last Friday and she has promised to come back for parties in the future. Nancy, we miss you already!

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