17 September 2014: Retirement of Music Librarian Kitty Buckley. Kitty, after starting her library career in Cork County Library in 1974, moved to Cork City Library in 1977 to establish a new music department, which opened in 1978. This department grew and in 2004 was renamed the Rory Gallagher Music Library. Picture shows Kitty after receiving retirement gifts from her colleagues, presented to her by City Librarian Liam Ronayne, at her retirement function in the City Library.
Earlier in 2014, Cork City Libraries lost two other colleagues to retirement: librarian and writer Thomas McCarthy and Local Studies Librarian Kieran Burke. Kieran was responsible for managing the Local Studies department since it too opened in 1978.
Because of the government embargo on staff replacement, these three members of staff have not been replaced.