Sallieann Swanner, Associate Library Director for Systems, will retire on May 31 following 39 years of service to the University of Texas System. Starting in 1973, Sallieann was the Head of Cataloging at the UTSA Library and helped to set up the opening day collection for the fledgling library at UTSA. She moved to the Health Science Center Library in 1978 as Serials Librarian then was promoted to Assistant Director for Technical Services/Systems and Associate Library Director for Systems. Sallieann worked on many library computer and systems projects – Philsom (for serials holdings), LIS online catalog, miniMEDLINE, early locally installed version of Ovid, Innovative Interfaces, and the Pharos/Trac printing and copying system. Sallieann also purchased and managed library servers, desktop computers, and printers. Sallieann’s knowledge and expertise helped to move the library along in the ever changing world of technology. During her career she served as a member of the Computing Resources Committee, TSR Advisory Committee and was a TSR for the library.
We wish Sallieann the best as she embarks on her well-deserved retirement and we express our gratitude for her many years of dedication to Health Science Center faculty, students and staff and the profession of librarianship.
Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries