Farewell to Laura Cameron

March 31, 2021
Richenda Brim
Laura Cameron in front of the entrance to Binding & Finishing in Meyer Library

After more than 25 years of service, Laura Cameron will be retiring from Stanford Libraries on April 1

Laura has been part of the Stanford Libraries team since 1986 when she started as a casual employee in the Binding & Finishing unit of the Preservation department.  She moved up through the library specialist ranks becoming Head of Binding & Finishing in 2000. Over the years her daily leadership has been key to getting our circulating collections labelled, stamped, bound and ready for circulation and storage. But beyond her capable management of bindery and shelf preparation, Laura has been a trusted and treasured colleague. Her insights on the library work environment, her institutional knowledge, and her innate leadership skills have informed and supported countless organizational and professional endeavours. Over the years she lead emergency response teams, provided staff perspectives on library-wide initiatives from values statements to flexible schedules, represented Stanford Libraries on commercial bindery standards committees, planned numerous department parties, and even played on the Libraries’ softball team, The Serial Killers. 

Laura's warmth and generosity will be greatly missed in the Preservation department  and throughout Stanford Libraries. We wish her all the best in her retirement.