Bill Maina retires after 35 years of service to UT Southwestern community

Maina receiving plaque for 35 years of service by Assistant VP for Library Services, Kelly Gonzalez
Maina receiving plaque from Assistant VP for Library Services, Kelly Gonzalez at retirement reception.

William “Bill” Maina retires this month, having provided 35 years of dedicated, valuable service to the UT Southwestern community.

As faculty associate, Bill Maina has held numerous roles and management responsibilities throughout the years in various Library departments including Archives and History of Medicine, Special Projects, as well as Collection Development.

He has served as the Library Archivist for the past few years, assisting with the acquisition and supervision of various archives projects and Rare Book Room tours. He was instrumental in the selection and description of items in the first two collections for the online UT Southwestern Archives Collection. He also curated exhibits such as the current History of St. Paul Hospital and School Nursing School exhibit in the South Campus Library.

His keen aesthetic and sense of order proved invaluable during the Library’s 1990s building renovation project, in which he helped organize and design the space, and assisted with subsequent modifications throughout the years. He created one of the first marketing plans for the Library, and served as a valuable member to the Corporate Communications/Marketing teams. He has also been an editor and frequent article contributor to the Library News blog

He has also been instrumental in maintaining art shows within the Library by coordinating shows, highlighting local artistic talent, and working with various arts organizations. He has assisted with the coordination of the On My Own Time annual campus exhibit housed in the South Campus Library since it began in 2000.

He has held professional memberships in a variety of organizations, such as the Academy of Health Information Professionals of the Medical Library Association, Society of American Archivists, South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, and D/FW HealthLINE.

The Library would like to thank him for his numerous contributions and wish him the best in this exciting new chapter of his life.