Magazine article American Libraries

Obituaries

Magazine article American Libraries

Obituaries

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* Marion Allred, 82, librarian at the East County Senior Center in Monroe, Washington, died September 26.

* Marylaine Block, 70, an academic librarian and writer who published the Ex Libris weekly e-zine from 1999 to 2008, died September 31. She served as reference librarian and associate director for public services at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, from 1977 to 1999, where she created Best Information on the Net and BookBytes. Her published books include The Thriving Library: Successful Strategies for Challenging Times and Net Effects: How Librarians Can Manage the Unintended Consequences of the Internet.

* Al Companio, 74, former ALA director of building operations and support, died October 5.

* Ann C. Dixon, 92, former librarian at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, died October 1.

* Cecilia Feemster, 83, a school librarian and teacher for more than 50 years at Bessemer City High School and Forestview High School in Gaston County, North Carolina, died October 1.

* Theresa C. Fitzgerald, 87, librarian at Blood-Horse Publications for 15 years, died September 13. …

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