A Tribute to Mrs. Barbara K. Carr for 48 Years of Service to Johnson C. Smith University

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Mrs. Barbara Carr

After serving Johnson C. Smith University for 48 years (1973 – 2022), Mrs. Barbara Carr retired on Friday, January 14, 2022.

Mrs. Carr received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Education in 1971 from Fayetteville State University. She started at the James B. Duke Memorial Library at JCSU as a Technical Assistant in the cataloging department. Throughout the years she held several positions such as Cataloging and Circulation Assistant, Head of the Circulation Department, and Cataloger.

Mrs. Carr played an essential role in the success of the library and its day to day operation. She frequently participated in and supported campus wide activities and events, and she exemplified teamwork and team spirit: 100% reliable and 100% dedicated

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Mrs. Barbara Carr and her brother

Some well wishes at the gathering for Mrs. Carr held on Friday, January 14th:

“I count myself blessed to at least be touched by your kindness, grace, your poise under pressure. Every time I called or emailed you never said no, and you happened to make a way out of no way. So, I appreciate you and wish you nothing but the best and may you’re next 48 years be as blessed and wonderful as the one that you’ve given to JCSU.”

-Dr. Karen Morgan, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

“It’s hard to say goodbye to a coworker I’ve really enjoyed working with. Thanks so much for all your hard work. Have fun on all your new adventures. We’ll miss you so much!”

-Keisha Parris, Educational Technology Librarian

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Mrs. Carr seated center surrounded by family

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Mrs. Carr with Library & IT Staff

“It’s the end of an era to see Mrs. Carr leaving. I don’t know what we’re going to do without you. It just seems like you’re a part of this place. So, it’s going to be weird not having you here anymore. I wish you many more cruises, you deserve it, and I’ll miss you!”

-Brandon Lunsford, University Archivist

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Mrs. Carr and Mrs. Monika Rhue

I am forever grateful and blessed to have had a precious gem be a part of the library team.”

-Monika Rhue, Director of Library Services and Curation

Enjoy your retirement Mrs. Carr!!!!