Staff and students of Oakhill College have farewelled long time serving librarian Sue Craig.
Ms Craig began working at the college in 1989.
At a morning tea for Ms Craig principal Br Peter Ryan praised her dedication to thousands of students over her 25 years as college librarian.
‘‘If we think of a generation of students passing through the college every six years, Sue has taught four generations of students and in her own way touched the hearts of each of them,’’ Br Peter said. ‘‘The past 25 has gone by very quickly and I have enjoyed every minute,’’ she said.
‘‘The library would not be the open, happy space it is today without the supportive work of the library staff.’’
Br William Shaw, friend and former colleague said: ‘‘working with Sue Craig was an experience that I will remember well’’.
‘‘She works in a quiet, but enthusiastic way which enhances students’ love of reading and use of library resources,’’ Br William said.
‘‘She is supportive of any effort that will help students. She is supportive of and generous to the staff both library, administrative and teaching in what they are doing and encouraging them to widen their boundaries in the use of information skills both in their work but also for pleasure.’’
Ms Craig said the most important ‘‘assets’’ to the library are the young people who used it every day.
While Ms Craig said she will miss the staff and following the progress of the students, she is looking forward to a more relaxed life spending time with her family and her new grandson, Cameron.