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Forty-three years of employment at the University Libraries have encompassed remarkable changes in collection, organization, and distribution of information in the University community. Card catalogs and files of paper serial records have disappeared, and acquisition of library materials is now a highly automated process. The Libraries staff has grown and diversified as our delivery systems evolved. Branch libraries have disappeared as electronic search and delivery systems became more common and easy to use. Library instruction has become a routine part of service to the library’s users. Adaptive equipment has been acquired to accommodate handicapped users of the library’s collections and services. The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities has reopened an ancient role of libraries as places where contemporary technology is applied to scholarly research.