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If you’ve been reading the CEW Newsletter, have seen A Matter of Fairness–(the CEW 50-year history), have used the CEW library, or have followed CEW on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve encountered Jeanne Miller. After 15 years as CEW’s librarian/information special- ist/writer and nearly 35 years at the Univer- sity, Jeanne retired at the end of May.
Jeanne notes her long history with CEW: “In my first U-M job, working as a librarian at the Institute of Gerontology, I used the CEW library for research on women and aging. I also was a CEW client in the late 1970s.” After a stint at the Career Center, Jeanne joined CEW to manage the library, oversee IT and serve as a writer. “As a librarian, my biggest success was moving CEW from a card catalog to online systems; as a writer I’m most proud of being the lead on the Michigan Partners Project grant proposal that brought in a $382,000 award from the Ford Foundation, and of the completion of the history of CEW in time for our 50th an- niversary celebration,” says Jeanne.
What’s next for Jeanne (who co-created and co-led the pre-retirement planning workshop series for CEW, see adjacent article)? More gardening, more cooking, learning to make pasta and, in the long term, freelance writing projects similar to those she did here at CEW.
The CEW staff is going to miss Jeanne’s wacky humor, insightful commentary, listening ear and commitment to the mission and values of the Center.