Lucy Shelton Caswell plans to retire as Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, effective December 31, 2010. Starting in March, she will return part time as Curator for Special Projects. In that role, Lucy will focus her energies and expertise on the project to renovate Sullivant Hall as the new home for the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, as well as preparing exhibits and finding aids for collections. Caswell stated, “I am delighted that I will be able to continue working on the things that are most important to me and to contribute to the progress of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.”
In a letter to University Libraries employees, Director Carol Pitts Diedrichs, wrote “This arrangement is a good one for OSU and for Lucy. She will have more time to pursue other activities; meanwhile, the OSU Libraries will continue to benefit from her engagement with the renovation and her extensive knowledge of the collections. The OSU Libraries is fortunate to have Associate Curator Jenny Robb, who will assume the leadership of the cartoon library and museum.” Robb will become Curator on January 1, 2011.
Diedrichs added, “I congratulate Lucy on her extra-ordinary career as the founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, one of the highlights of OSU and the most prominent collection of its kind in the world. All of us are confident that it will continue to flourish under the leadership of Jenny Robb and with the assistance of Lucy Caswell.”