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Through his many years of librarianship, Richard has found many things to like about being a librarian. Each library is different, he says, but one of the things he is fondest of in academia is the opportunity to think to think critically about complex issues, research, and find solutions, and help others do the same. This environment of encouraging critical thinking is one of the things he’ll miss the most when he’s gone. He says he will also miss his co-workers, and we’ll all miss him as well. But that won’t stop him from enjoying himself once he has retired! Dick is looking forward to having more free time to pursue his other passions, and intends to spend much of that time outdoors and in nature, hiking until he’s too old to do it anymore.
Richard Irving has been here a long time and has had quite an impact on the library, the students, the faculty, and staff. His retirement will leave a big void to fill, but we at the Dewey Library wish him well, and congratulations on his retirement!
Blog post and image created by Alex Hoag