Retirement: Geraldine (Gerri) Williams

GerriGeraldine Williams served her last day as a children’s librarian at Charles B. Washington Branch on August 26. She worked for OPL for more than 16 years, starting as a part-time library specialist in 2000. During her time at OPL, she has worked at South Omaha Library and Charles B. Washington Branch.
Though Williams had been contemplating retirement for a while, she decided to retire now to help care for her 93-year-old mother. “I wish I didn’t have to go,” said Williams, “but it’s time. I’ve loved working at OPL.”
One of her proudest accomplishments was helping to start the Sister 2 Sister Book Club, which focuses on urban fiction titles. The book club has been very popular and Williams felt that it helped make a great case for increasing OPL’s collection of urban fiction titles. “A lot of people like it, and it felt good to get the people what they want.”
Williams will miss her colleagues at OPL, some of whom have become like family. “If there’s one thing I could tell my coworkers, I’d say to keep doing your best to make OPL even better.”
That’s great advice. Thank you, Gerri!

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