Magazine article American Libraries

In Memory

Magazine article American Libraries

In Memory

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Herbert Biblo 93, executive director of the Long Island (N.Y.) Library Resources Council (LILRC) for 35 years until retiring last year, died in March. Biblo was American Library Association (ALA) Treasurer from 1980-1984 and had been active in ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table since the 1970s. Biblo led the creation of legislative breakfasts in Nassau County and Suffolk County, and the LILRC Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Library Trustees Association of New York State in 2010 and the Nassau and Suffolk County Library Associations' LDA Award for Excellence in Library Achievement in 2000.

Bernard Margolis 69, New York State librarian and assistant commissioner for libraries since 2009, died April 14. Remembered as an advocate for state and federal support for library programs and services, he had previously served as president of Boston Public Library from 1997-2008, director and CEO of Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from 1988-1997, and director of Monroe County (Mich.) Library System from 1976-1988. Margolis had been an ALA councilor and a delegate to the White House Conference on Libraries, and he held leadership positions in the Association of Research Libraries. He also contributed to several books and articles, and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Library Administration and Bottom Line: The Magazine of Library Financial Management.

Elizabeth B. Miller, 71, a faculty member at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science for 18 years, died January 31. …

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