Posted November 11, 2016
Lenora (Nonie) Price, who spent her entire career in library services, retired November 10, 2016.
Price's service to the field and to the USC School of Library and Information Science was recognized at the SLIS Alumni Tea during the 2016 South Carolina Library Association Conference.
Price began her career in 1969 as a media specialist in the Greenville county schools and later served as an Army librarian in Bad Kreuznach Germany in the early '70s. Upon her return to the states, Price worked as a public services librarian for the Richland County Public Library for seven years. She joined her alma mater (B.A. '68, M.S.L.S '69) in 1993 as the SLIS continuing education/alumni coordinator.
Price is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and managed the SLIS chapter of Beta Phi Mu at USC. She served on numerous boards and societies throughout her career, including:
President, Friends of the Library, Richland County Public Library
Delegate, White House Conference on Libraries
Chair, Board of Trustees, Richland County Public Library
Chair, Trustee Section, South Carolina Library Association
Trustee of the Year Award, Friends of South Carolina Libraries
Secretary, South Carolina Library Association
President, Friends of South Carolina Libraries
Member, Richland County Public Library Foundation Board
Member, South Carolina State Museum, Foundation Board
Dr. Fred Roper, former dean of the School of Library and Information Science said Price has been wonderful at networking and providing leadership in the school's diversity program and continuing education.
"She's going to be missed. I suspect that nobody knows how much she'll be missed more than I do," he said.