Foster, acquisitions technician for the McGoogan Library, will retire from UNMC on Jan. 4 after 40 years of service.
Foster joined UNMC in February 1978. Her work has focused on acquiring library materials and supplies. During her time at UNMC, she has personally handled every book purchased for the library's collection.
"Karen has served an integral role for the McGoogan Library of Medicine during her many years of service," said Emily McElroy, director of the library. "As the person responsible for ordering books and journals, she has seen firsthand how libraries have shifted from print to an electronic environment. Everything from what and how we order collections changed during her time."
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