Oregon: “Portland’s Longest-Serving Librarian, After 50 years, Isn’t Quitting Soon”
When the Multnomah County Library System celebrated 150 years in 2014, librarian Carol Rogers could make the unique claim of being there for nearly a third of that history.
On Oct. 19, Rogers celebrated her 50th anniversary with the library. Her coworkers gave her a crown and purple cape to wear as she walked down the grand staircase of Portland’s Central Library, where she’s spent 44 of her working years.
Today, Rogers is a supervisor at Central Library, where she oversees clerks and the movement of materials. At 69, she isn’t ready to retire. She wants to keep learning.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.