Jorgensen says farewell after 28-year library career

Cheryl Jorgensen (middle) is retiring from the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library after a 28-year career. Library Director Susan Moyer (left) and fellow librarian Donna Porter helped her celebrate at her retirement party.

Staff at Junction City’s Dorothy Bramlage Public Library bid farewell to a longtime co-worker this week.

Cheryl Jorgensen — the library’s assistant director — was set to work her last day at the library Sunday. Jorgensen has worked at the library for 28 years, and her co-workers showed their appreciation by joining her for a reception that featured cookies and punch.

Jorgensen joined the library staff in November 1990 as a reference specialist. She was promoted to the assistant director position in 2000, and received a master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University in 2002. 

In her role as assistant director, Jorgensen managed most of the library’s services for adults, including overseeing the reference department, the proctoring service, and the one-on-one tutoring service. She also developed hard copy and digital collections, and created programs and classes for the Learning Is for Everyone community education program, library Director Susan Moyer said.

Jorgensen was also part of the team that developed and managed the library’s addition of internet and web-based resources to the library. This began with a single computer and a dial-up connection, and now includes 20 public-use computers, a high-speed cable connection and multiple wireless networks.

Jorgensen said she plans to spend a lot of time with her grandchildren during retirement.

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