A retirement reception for Nancy Busch, dean of University Libraries, will be 2 to 5 p.m. June 20 in the northeast quadrant of the Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons.
The reception is free and open to the public. Informal remarks are scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Busch joined Nebraska’s University Libraries in 2003 as associate dean, served as interim dean in 2012 and was appointed dean in 2013.
Her leadership has generated highly collaborative relationships on and off campus which have led to a series of complex projects.
Busch’s accomplishments include guiding the renovation of the first floor of Love Library North into the Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons; serving as University Libraries’ project manager for the completion of the Library Depository Retrieval Facility; and leading the expansion of the depository, which included the addition of a reading room.
Leadership in the design and planning to renovate C.Y. Thompson Library into an East Campus learning commons is the culmination of Busch’s involvement on important University Libraries building projects. The updates to C.Y. Thompson are scheduled to begin this summer. Learn more about the project.
Busch was also a key contributor as library leaders across the University of Nebraska system worked together in 2016 to establish the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries. She also was recently awarded the University of Nebraska–Lincoln James O’Hanlon Academic Leader Award, which honors a full-time faculty or staff member who demonstrates exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire and collaborate on the academic goals of the university.
Claire Stewart, currently with the University of Minnesota, has been selected to replace Busch as dean of University Libraries. The appointment was announced May 14.