Staff Departures at BLAIS

June 6, 2017

June brings two bittersweet goodbyes to BLAIS!

Garrett's empty chair at the Circ Desk.

We're sad to say goodbye to both Access Services Attendant Garrett Sumner and Associate Dean for BLAIS & Digital Commons Alexis Seeley.

Sumner has worked for Circulation since 2012, and is leaving BLAIS to study book and paper conservation at West Dean College in Sussex, England. He’s supervised student workers, served as a member of BLAIS’s Communications Committee, and helped countless patrons (maybe you?) check out books, print last-minute readings, and find reserves books.

Seeley is moving across Broadway to assume the role of Executive Director of the Columbia Video Network and Associate Dean of Online Education at Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). Seeley has worked for BLAIS since 2011, and has served as both Manager of IMATS and Interim Library Director.

Congratulations to both Garrett and Alexis on their new adventures — we’ll miss you!