NHS Librarian to retire

NHS Librarian to retire after 18 years in service with the State of Nevada.

Michael Maher has served in the capacity as the fourth Librarian at the Nevada Historical Society. He began working at NHS in June of 2001. Michael’s last day will be next Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Please stop in to the Research Library to wish him well as he begins the next chapter in his life.

Bon Voyage Michael Maher

Michael began his tenure at the Nevada Historical Society back in June 2001. Michael hails from New York but began his journey as a world traveler at an early age. His job experience has varied greatly over the years from working on fishing boats, running security in Atlantic City, and even working for early MTV. Hiking, skiing and snowshoeing are some of his favorite outdoor activities and eventually his love of them brought him to back to Nevada, Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Michael has the distinct honor of being the fourth person to hold the professional position of Librarian at the Nevada Historical Society.

In the NHSQ 2004 Centennial issue, each staff member wrote about their work and collections, following is a snippet of Michael’s contribution. “As librarian, I oversee the books, maps, pamphlets, newspapers, serials, state documents, vertical files, various print collections and ephemera. The collection is used by researchers, authors, writers, journalists, genealogists, and companies as well as by students from elementary school through doctoral candidates. Anyone doing serious in-depth research about Nevada will eventually end up in the society’s research library. I receive reference questions from not only Nevada residents, but also people living throughout the United States and around the world.”

The staff would like to wish Michael and Nanette safe journeys and travels on their next adventure in Maui! Aloha and Pomaika’i (Good Luck)!