May 8, 2022
Decorated beyond measure
Ida Williams Thompson is a 1977 MLIS graduate. She retired after a 39-year career, most recently as director of instructional technology services for Richland School District One.
When asked about the biggest accomplishment of her career, she said:
“I remember the first day I went to work at the high school level. Students were entering the building, and I heard this young lady scream, “Hey everybody, this is the best librarian in the world!” She was one of my former elementary students, and she just ran up and hugged me. The fact that I’ve been able to help other people is the greatest reward and still has me engaged probably in too many things right now as a retiree.
Read the full Q&A, written by Kelsey Worthington, on the College of Information and Communications website.