Clarice Ruder, first branch manager of the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, passed away on May 24th, 2010 at 61 years of age. She had worked 34 years in the Tampa-Hillsborough County Library System. She recently retired from her position at the John F. Germany Regional Library within the last month. Her family has asked for book or DVD donations instead of flowers. The USF SLIS Student Organizations will donate a book in her memory.
You can read more about her long career in the library system in a St. Petersburg Times article written last Saturday. We should remember all the librarians out there who spend their whole career serving their community.