At Glendale Community College, our colleague Nancy Getty is retiring.
On the heels of fifteen years as a reference and instruction librarian at the University of California, Riverside’s Rivera Library, Nancy came to Glendale College as an adjunct librarian in September 2002. After two and a half years providing reference service, teaching library workshops, course-related orientations, and our credit course, Nancy was hired as a full-time tenure-track faculty member in February of 2005. It was then that she added to her responsibilities the coordination of the workshop program which now serves an average of 2,000 students per semester.
Nancy has also served as the Library’s liaison to the Health Sciences, Language Arts, and Visual and Performing Arts Divisions.
For several years she co-chaired, then chaired the Research Across the Curriculum Committee (RAC), a subcommittee of the Library and Information Competency Committee, of which she is also a member. As part of RAC, Nancy developed and co-facilitated three information competency colloquia for interested GCC faculty members.
For a number of years Nancy led the Library’s participation in the One Book One Glendale College programs.
In 2013 Nancy wrote the successful Gateway Grant proposal: Re-visioning the College Library: a Plan for Space and Usage, and coordinated the consultant’s visits to campus as he assessed the Library and met with the various stakeholders. Will Baty’s report was instrumental in spawning the updates and upgrades that we’ve seen—and continue to look forward to—in the Library over the past couple of years.
Nancy has also participated in governance. She was elected to two terms in the Academic Senate as a senator-at-large, during both of which she served on the Academic Senate Executive Committee as First Vice-President and currently as Treasurer. She also served for several years on the Sabbatical Committee. During the most recent accreditation cycle she was a writer/researcher for the Standard III-A team. She continues to serve on the Guild Elections Committee and is currently also on Team A.