On behalf of the Board of Regents, I am pleased to present a
KUDOS award to Jeanne Schultz, Cataloging Associate at
the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Pictured: Garry Schultz, son; June Patmore, sister; Chancellor Kristensen; Jonathan Schultz, grandson; Joy Kemp, sister; Jeanne Schultz; Regent Summerfield; Lucy Schultz, daughter, Jackson Slaughter, grandson; Kathy Lou Schultz, daughter.
Jeanne has been a member of UNK’s C.T. Ryan Library staff since
May of 1979 and, during that time, has seen a multitude of policy
and position changes. In her early years at UNK, for example, she
typed individual library call numbers on a seline typewriter. She
was part of the card catalog era that required the manual
separation of cards into subject, author, title and shelf lists. She
helped move and reorganize library materials before, during and
after the 1981‐82 library expansion. She helped convert the
Dewey call number system to the Library of Congress system and
then to the current on‐line system. Today, her primary
responsibilities include copy cataloging and database
maintenance and supervision of student workers in the Collection
Services group. Some of the library’s major resources are the
materials collected and accessed in this division: books,
periodicals and media, both in printed and electronic format.
Jeanne is the primary person who maintains the database which is
the library’s catalog. She makes certain that all pertinent details
that allow users to search the catalog and find materials are
accurate. To assist her is a mix of student workers whom she
trains and supervises. “She is a delightful, caring person,” says her
direct supervisor, Susan Mueller. “I appreciate her
dedication to her work and her work ethic in performing her
Jeanne’s guests today include her daughters, Kathy Lou Schultz
and Lucy Schultz, and her son Garry Schultz and June Patmore
and Joy Kemp. Please join me in thanking Jeanne for her
exceptional work and dedication to the University of Nebraska at
Kearney and to C.T. Ryan Library.