Tuesday, January 29, 2013


The Jane McManus Scholarship Award Moves Into It's 3rd Year 
(LOCAL 828 UNIT 7420)

Jane McManus
photo: Bess Watts
In 1974, Jane McManus started her public service career at the Rochester Public Library as a Senior Library Clerk. While a full-time employee, she also worked in the Literature and Local History Divisions. Shortly thereafter, Jane was promoted to part-time Library Assistant while working in the Reynolds Audio-Visual Department of the Central Library.

In 1991, she transferred to the Winton Branch Library and has been The Story Lady for the past 22 years. In 1993, Jane was appointed to the Part-Time Benefits Committee. In 1995, Jane was one of the founding members  who organized and established CSEA Local 828 Unit 7420. Jane was unanimously elected as the first ever President of the City of Rochester Library Workers Unit, where she remained as President of the Unit until April 2006. 

Jane remains active in CSEA serving as a Steward, Contract Negotiations Team member, Grievance Rep, member of the Local 828 Health & Safety Committee, and member of the Local 828 Scholarship Committee. She’s a strong advocate for workers rights and childhood education. Her CSEA part time library co-workers in Unit 7420 proposed that a scholarship be named in her honor in 2010. They did so knowing full well that Jane's passion, leadership abilities and vision should be forever acknowledged in perpetuity

The first recipient of the Jane McManus Scholarship Award was Jacob Bliss in 2012, son of Kate Bliss who works at the Winton Branch Library. After nearly 36 years of public employment, Jane has not yet set her sights on retirement. She lives in Penfield, N.Y. with her husband Joseph. They have two grown children.

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