Retirement vs. Corona

After 36 years of dedicated work, librarian Lothar Spath was ready for retirement at the end of February. From the first to the last day of his career, he was in charge of the libraries of the Institute for Avian Research and the Lower Saxony Institute of Historical Coastal Research, both situated in Wilhelmshaven. He also organized the traditional yearly tournament of “Boßeln” (outdoor bowling) between the two institutes. In spite of the Corona-restrictions, his colleagues did not hesitate to express best wishes for his retirement and said good-bye with a homemade surprise cake and a voucher for a real Borsalino-hat!