A Celebration Honoring the Retirement of Library Dean, Lorene Flanders
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Reception begins at 3:30 p.m. with remarks and musical performances beginning at 4:30 p.m.
University of West Georgia
Dean Flanders began working in Georgia libraries in 1976, first as a student assistant
in the Willet Memorial Library at Wesleyan College, and in the summer of 1977 as the
bookmobile driver for the Oconee Regional Library System, where she was later Young
Adult Librarian. Cobb County Public Library director Mary Louise Rheay hired her as
Children's Librarian in 1980. She served on the faculty at Georgia College & State
University from 1989 until her appointment at the University of West Georgia in 2005.
During her twelve-year tenure at UWG she established the Penelope Melson Society,
oversaw the renovation of Ingram Library, extended library hours 24/5, and expanded
Special Collections, making the library the academic heart of the campus and its cultural
Special Public Parking provided.
For further information, contact Brittiny Prenell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 839-6341.