At least the Times-Picayune will have one news librarian

Here’s a message that Times-Picayune librarian Danny Gamble sent to the NewsLib mailing list this afternoon:

Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 4:09 PM
To: The NewsLib mailing list
Subject: [newslib] Changes at The Times-Picayune

Greetings all,

I wanted to let everyone know of changes here at The Times-Picayune. Many of you will recall I posted a notice that the library and its staff would be eliminated as of Sept. 30.

Two weeks ago the company reconsidered that decision and asked me to stay. I decided to accept their offer and will remain as the Librarian.

Sadly, we still must say goodbye to Nancy Burris who retires with 30+ years service and to Theresa Guillen who leaves the company after 27 years.

The Library’s SCC content management system is well loved by the staff and much of this is because I was able to take many suggestions and build it out in a way that was easy to use. (Calvin Trillin visited once and commented it was the easiest system he had ever used.)

I appreciated all the kind words you shared with me earlier. I do not know how my new role will develop as the company changes but hope I can be of assistance when you may need it.

Thank you for listening.

Danny Gamble
Assistant Head Librarian
The Times-Picayune
3800 Howard Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125

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