YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – April 21, 2011 – Steven D. Duffy ’77, who is known by most Antiochians as “Duffy” and by some as “Buffalo,” has returned to the Olive Kettering Library as a library circulation specialist and special assistant to alumni relations. Duffy’s return to the library, where he worked for three decades, is a move that gives the library necessary staff support in these critical months as the College prepares to welcome its first students since 2008.
For much of the last two years, Duffy worked in the Office of Advancement as an assistant director of alumni relations. He was the staff liaison to the Alumni of Courage for Diversity affinity group (formerly Alumni of Color), as well as the campus contact to the Chapters Committee of the Alumni Board.
Duffy will develop electronic and print course reserves for supplemental readings, process requests for library materials from local patrons using an automated circulation system, and manage the ongoing search process for missing materials and ongoing stack maintenance needs. When students arrive in the fall, he may train and oversee the work of the student assistant.
An integral member of the College’s advancement team, Duffy will continue to support chapter development and maintenance; serve as the primary college liaison to the Alumni of Courage for Diversity, and contribute to The Antiochian by soliciting and compiling “Class Notes” for publication in each edition. He will also work with the Communications office to develop a bi-weekly column that will be published in The Independent electronic newsletter.
From July of 1977 to June 30, 2008, Duffy managed the circulation desk at the Olive Kettering Library. He has trained hundreds of Antiochians to be library assistants. Additionally, he was the union representative in the College’s white-collar union, UE 767, and helped to negotiate amicable contracts for all but four years between 1979-2008. He also served two terms on the Alumni Board, and served on Comcil, AdCil, and the Sexual Offense Hearing Board.
Gariot P. Louima
Chief Communications Officer