May 13, 2022

Carstens retiring from Libraries after 27 years

Donna Carstens


Donna Carstens, secretarial associate in the Dean’s Office of the University Libraries, is retiring after 27 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

A celebration of service will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 27 in Love Library South, Room 218. A card and memory book will be available in the Dean’s Office (LLS 318) for signing and well wishes. If unable to sign card in person, send an email with congratulations to Rebecca Ankenbrand at

Carstens started at Nebraska on Aug. 1, 1995, in the Libraries Dean’s Office, and has worked for four deans — Kent Hendrickson, Joan Giesecke, Nancy Busch and Claire Stewart. During her tenure, Carstens worked with many of the libraries’ faculty and staff and worked on interesting projects with each dean.

Carstens has great plans for retirement including spending more time with the grandchildren, traveling and home improvement projects.