Linda Lococo, Hardin Library’s longest serving staff member, retired on December 1 with 43 years of service.
Linda worked in Hardin’s Interlibrary Loan Department, borrowing materials from other libraries for University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students as well as fulfilling materials requested from libraries around the world.
Linda’s favorite part of her job was the detective work required to find articles when very little or incorrect information was provided by users. When Linda first started in interlibrary loan, she typed up requests on paper forms and then used print indexes to find holdings of libraries to send the requests to. Now, most of this work is automated, but we still manually scan print materials at a large scanner.
Linda is looking forward to having more time with her husband Joe, a retired nurse, and the rest of her family. She has lots of home projects lined up to work on and more time for reading!