WSLL @ Your Service Dec. 2003
An E-publication of the Wisconsin State Law Library
Lucille Busse Retires
|Lucille Busse, Library Assistant - Circulation, will retire at the end of this year. Lucille joined the staff in January 1988, when the library was in the east wing of the Capitol building. For nearly 16 years she has been the face and voice of the State Law Library, greeting both telephone and in-person users and assisting them with checkout and photocopying of library materials.
When asked what she will miss most about her job, Lucille said she will truly miss seeing all of the library users, most of whom she greets by name when they enter the library. She also said she has enjoyed working at the library because she was always learning new things.
Lucille will keep busy in her retirement. She and her husband, Fritz, plan to do some traveling, and she’ll be helping their youngest daughter, Chris, prepare for her wedding next April. She’s also looking forward to spending more time on her hobbies, which include tracing genealogies on six different families, reading, needlepoint, knitting and spending time with her family. Lucille and Fritz have three children, Rick, Teresa and Chris, as well as four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
We invite you to join us in celebrating Lucille’s years of service during our holiday party on Friday, December 19, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the State Law Library, 120 MLK, Jr. Boulevard in downtown Madison. A special presentation to Lucille will take place at 4:00.
|Congratulations and Best Wishes, Lucille!|
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Notables for December
Dec. 10: Birthday of Melvil Dewey, born 1851. He developed the Dewey Decimal Classification System used by many libraries, and was a founder of the American Library Association.
Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1: WSLL is closed for holidays
~~ Happy Holidays from all of us at WSLL, MLRC and DCLRC ~~
Amy, Angela M, Angela S, Anna, Connie, Elaine, Elspeth, Heidi, Jane, Julie B, Julie T, Lucille, Molly, Paul, Pete, Rachel, Rebecca, Richard, Tammy
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