The Fintel Library blog has been really neglected this semester. This is mostly because we have had very few happy announcements to share with you.
Our leader, Stan Umberger, recently passed away unexpectedly. This semester started off with him not feeling well, and it’s ending with him gone from us far too soon. And we are all very saddened by this loss, and the sadness has made us all very quiet.
As you approach graduating from college, you imagine your first job and the suits you will wear and the paycheck you will earn, but you rarely think about the boss you will have. It’s been 15 years since I graduated from college, and I’ve had quite a few bosses, but none of them as kind, diligent, patient, and funny as Stan Umberger. He was the best boss, and an even better librarian, and Roanoke College will suffer this tremendous loss for years to come.
Our library will never be the same without him, nor will we.
As we head into the holidays and we look forward to being home with our loved ones and having time to take stock of our lives, please think of Stan and his family, and quietly thank him for giving his time and hardwork to make this space that helps you move toward your goals.
You are moving towards your future best boss, and Stan Umberger helped you along the way.
We will miss you so much, Stan. This one’s for you: