Librarian JoAnn Savoy reads to children at Madison’s Allied Drive Learning Center as part of a water-themed reading hour.
Wisconsin's Water Library
Staff members at the Aquatic Sciences Center send best wishes to JoAnn Savoy for an enjoyable retirement. For the past 16 years, Savoy has been the librarian at the UW Water Resources Library, a UW-Madison special-purpose library housed in Goodnight Hall.
In addition to overseeing 30,000 volumes of water-related information and providing reference and research assistance, Savoy recently expanded her duties to include library outreach. She has been a vital part of many significant efforts to bring the resources of the library to people in the community, including activity-filled reading hours in Madison’s Allied Drive neighborhood and, most recently, an exhibit of historic Great Lakes maps at the Memorial Library.
Plans are underway to combine the UW Water Resources Library Web site with two projects Savoy worked extensively on over the last four years, Wisconsin’s Water Library and Wisconsin’s Water Library for Kids. The new Web site, as well as the library itself, will be renamed Wisconsin’s Water Library.
The library will remain open during the summer, and a new librarian will be hired in the fall.