Magazine article American Libraries

Obituaries

Magazine article American Libraries

Obituaries

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* Julia Blixrud, 59, assistant executive director for scholarly communication at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), died October 29. She joined the ARL staff in 1996 and worked with many of its programs, including providing staff support to its Membership and Advancing Scholarly Communication committees.

* Pearl Ellis, 99, librarian at Southwestern Bible School in Waxahachie, Texas, until her 1991 retirement, died November 5.

* Margaret E. Esser, 66, who had previously worked as a librarian at the Environmental Protection Agency in New Jersey, died October 30.

* Roger Greer, 86, a library educator for 31 years, died November 9. Greer served as dean of library science at Syracuse (N.Y.) University and the University of Southern California, and also taught courses at the University of Denver, Rutgers (N.J.) University, and Emporia (Kans.) State University.

* Patricia Gustafson, 85, a librarian at Rugby (N.Dak.) Elementary School from 1967 to 1990 and at Wolford (N.Dak.) School from 1990 to 2013, died October 21.

* James R. Housel, 97, city librarian at Ontario (Calif.) Public Library until his 1980 retirement, died November 5.

* Mary Lawson, 68, a librarian at Minneapolis Public Library for 30 years until her 2002 retirement, died December 10. …

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