Karen Lange, associate dean of the Library & Learning Commons at Laramie County Community College, is retiring after a 41-year career in library services.
She actually began working in libraries even earlier when restlessness during junior high study hall lead to her first “volunteer” position. She continued working in libraries throughout high school and college and completed her Master of Library Science at the University of Denver in 1975. After working at Sheridan College, the Denver Research Institute, Arapahoe Community College, and the University of Wyoming, Karen joined LCCC as the library director in 2003.
She was the first recipient of the UW Libraries Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian Award in 1993 and was named the Wyoming Library Association Librarian of the Year in 2007. Karen met her husband Bruce while working in a library, and she’s excited to join him in retirement and spend time with their first grandchild expected in February.
A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the LCCC College Community Center, Room 178/179 (a few doors east of the Ludden Library). Please join LCCC in thanking Karen for her years of dedication and commitment to libraries and wishing her happiness in her retirement.