PRESQUE ISLE — For the past 12 years Librarian Gail Roy has made a substantial impact on NMCC campus and the greater Aroostook community. This past semester Roy announced her retirement, making the 2020 school year her last. A professional of the library sciences, Roy is part of a growing community of librarians who understand libraries as integral community resources, beyond only books and research.
Reflecting on beginning the job in 2008, Roy said, “I knew when I arrived that the library had to be a vibrant space, and a place where students felt comfortable above anything else.” To this end Roy began staffing the library with work-study students to create a student-centric environment. She stocked all types of craft supplies and added innovations like the One Button Studio, where students could record professional-looking presentations with the touch of a button….