Information Update - Fall 2007

Jane Wang, Serials Librarian, Retires

Jane WangAt the end of the summer 2007 Cheng-Yee (better known as Jane) Wang, Serials Librarian, retired from the University of Scranton. Jane originally began working at our Library in 1970 as an Assistant Cataloger, only eighteen months after having come to the United States from Taiwan. Having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Library Science and History from National Taiwan University, Jane completed a Master's Degree in Library Science at Villanova University in 1969. A former fellow student at Villanova, Cheng Siao, alerted Jane to an opening in Scranton, and after interviewing with then Library Director, Marianne McTigue, Jane arrived at the University. Jane married her husband David, also a Villanova grad and engineer for PennDOT and continued working under the Head of Cataloging, Angelina Scardamaglia, for the first five years of her career. She left temporarily in 1975 to give birth and become a stay-at-home mom to her sons Jason and Michael.
In 1982, Jane returned to the Library to begin an innovative (for the time) job sharing position as evening public service librarian, working two weekday evenings and Friday or Sunday. Jane stayed in this position until 1988, when she cycled into a full time position in Acquisitions. When Professor Siao retired in 1993, Jane assumed the Head of Serials role.
Ms. Wang has many plans to occupy her free retirement time. She and her husband and mother will move to Las Vegas, where their son Michael, a U of S grad and soon to be married, currently resides. They will be in close proximity to son Jason and his wife Bonnie and new granddaughter, Alissa. who live in the San Francisco area. Jane will not be taking on a new job as croupier at the casinos however. She hopes to become involved with the Buddhist Volunteer group called Tsechi, which provides philanthropic and social service assistance to various agencies and ultimately become an ESL teacher to new immigrants in the Nevada community.
As a colleague who has worked with Jane since 1982, I can speak for all of us here at the Weinberg Library who will miss her gentle manner and kind ways. We wish Jane and her family much good health and happiness as she begins this new phase of her life.
Betsey Moylan
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