People: New faces, new places
|Linda Hauck, librarian|
Linda Hauck joined Falvey Memorial Library in December as a part-time temporary reference librarian. She enjoys having access to Falvey’s rich print and digital collections to field the Villanova University community’s broad range of research requests.
Linda is returning to librarianship after taking a brief pause from the world of work for the birth of her children, Ellie and Theo. With a bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton, Linda earned a master’s in library science in the early 1990’s from Queens College in New York City.
For over a decade, she thrived on the deadline-driven world of legal librarianship, serving top law firms in New York City and Center City Philadelphia. To hone her business research acumen she earned an MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management. In her spare time she ran marathons and backpacked our national parks and wilderness areas. Now, in addition to providing research assistance for Falvey’s users, she can often be found chasing toddlers in her backyard.
Linda Saboe retires in March from her position as Reserve supervisor, a job that she held at Falvey for 18 years. Linda began in the Reserve department at a time when reserve items were completely paper-based, and she's been key to the process of automating and digitizing the reserve collection. Linda also helped train staff members in the online Voyager catalog system, participated as a member of the library's web team, served on the facilities committee to oversee changes in the Library and was integral to the development and publication of Compass, the library's electronic newsletter.
An artist at heart, Linda plans to spend her retirement painting and drawing as well as learning new techniques in photo restoration, a talent she has developed over the past few years.
A firm believer in the powers of healing through herbalism, Linda plans to combine art, nature and herbalism to create healing masks. In her spare time, Linda will continue to practice yoga and Reiki, an energy healing system, and to garden.
Linda has two adult sons, and she and her husband live in Berwyn with an assortment of pets that includes a dog, birds and iguanas.
We will all miss Linda, not only for her technological talents, but also for her hard work, dedication to accuracy, beautiful smile and the touches of creativity and whimsy she brought to the job.
Alfred “Al” Rice, with Falvey for 14 years in Interlibrary Loan and Access Services, retired recently and is now residing with family in Glencoe, Illinois. He was formerly with Mellon PSFS and Metalstand Company of Philadelphia.
Bridget Taggart, one of Falvey's door checkers, retired after 17 years with Falvey Memorial Library. Originally from Ireland, she came to the United States and raised a family of six children. She now plans to spend her time with her grandchildren.
Marty Gaynor retired from his position as a shelver in December. A Drexel Hill resident and former employee of J.C. Bennington Company in New Castle, Delaware, he worked at Falvey Library for almost 12 years.
Gaetan Campisi, known affectionately as "Guy," worked in several public service capacities at Falvey from 1988 until 2005. Most recently he assisted with shelving duties, but Guy previously held positions assisting at the Circulation desk, door check areas and building monitoring. In his early employment, he was a Falvey mainstay of weekend staffing. His late wife, Professor Marie Campisi, was a faculty member in the history department at Villanova.
All who have worked with Linda, Al, Bridget, Marty and Guy over the years wish them the best in their retirement.
Merrill Stein, Sue Ottignon, Diane Brocchi, Laura Hutelmyer and Judy Olsen contributed to this article; photographs by Laura Hutelmyer.