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-=== LORI MCLEOD1959 - December 17, 2019 ===+**ERNEST BOYCE (“ERNIE”) INGLESBA, MA, MLS, FRSC, ** December ​30, 1948 - September ​17, 2020
  
-We were grieved to learn of the death of our dear friend and colleague Lori McLeod, who passed away in December from cancer. Lori obtained her M.L.S. degree at the University of Toronto’s library school, now the Faulty of Information,​ and began at working at the Toronto Public Library’s Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books not long after the Collection opened in its Huron Street location, in the Lillian H. Smith branch. Lori chose Osborne after being redeployed from Deer Park, and how fortunate we at Osborne were when she arrived and began at once to study the cataloguing of rare books. Often having to chart her own instruction and to seek out knowledge, Lori was delighted to be sent, largely through the generosity of The Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections,​ to Rare Book School in Virginia for a specialized,​ intensive course. The cataloguing of the Osborne Collection was Lori’s priority, and the support given to this important project ​by the library and especially by the Friends gave her great encouragement.\\+Contributed ​by Merrill Distad\\
  
-Lori told me she liked to think about how patrons would use the catalogue records, and would carefully include ​the terms and references that would be most helpful to themThough a warmengaging, and knowledgeable lecturerwilling ​to assist colleagues by taking ​classes ​and groupsLori was happiest doing reference ​work and cataloguingModest ​and self-effacingLori put everyone else’s needs first, ​from desk schedules ​to holiday weeks, and while devoted ​to her own family ​she took personal interest ​in those of her colleaguesAbove allwe will remember Lori’s beautiful smile and generous outlookher habits ​of always seeing ​the best in everyone ​and of making difficult situations betterYears of ill health took toll on her strength, but never affected ​her caring ​and compassionate natureLori will always be missed by those fortunate enough ​to have known her.\\+A graduate of the Universities of Calgary and British ColumbiaErnie Ingles was one of Canada’s preeminent academic librarians ​and library innovators. During a professional career spanning more than four decades, he served successively as the founding Director of the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (now [[http://​www.canadiana.ca|Canadiana.org]]);​ University Librarian of the University of Regina; Vice-Provost & University Librarian ​and (later) Director of the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of AlbertaHe servedusually in executive capacityon no fewer than twenty-five professional associations,​ societies, government boards ​and committeesincluding as President of the Canadian Library Association (CLA); of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC/SBC); of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL); and of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL).*\\ 
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 +Mr Ingles also provided the inspiration and driving force in linking Alberta library resources and services through the creation of Alberta’s NEOS library consortium; of The Alberta Library (TAL) lending consortium of 300 libraries across the Province; of the Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library; of the Health Knowledge Network (HKN); and the First Nations Information Connection. These initiatives changed the face of library service across Alberta, and provided a much-studied and imitated model of library cooperation and sharing for the rest of Canada, as well as abroad.\\ 
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 +Concern for the future of the library profession led him to establish the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute (NELI) to expose recently graduated librarians who have shown leadership potential to an intensive exploration of vision, risk taking, creativity, communication, ​and differing styles of leadership. More than 400 librarians practicing in Canada have learned from their NELI experience. In recognitionthe American Library Association presented Ingles with the 2017 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.\\ 
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 +Mr Ingles’ ​work at CIHM/​Canadiana.org led to the filming ​and later digital preservation of Canada’s printed, published heritage of books, periodicals,​ and pamphletsIt also inspired his creation of the [[http://​peel.library.ualberta.ca/​aboutsite.html|Peel’s Prairie Provinces Website]] at the University of Alberta containing full digital texts of many thousands of Western Canadian books and printed ephemera. His wide-ranging research in western Canadian history and bibliographylibrary history, library automation and management, and the preservation of the printed record, yielded ten published books, fifty-seven articles and chapters in books, and almost 200 conference papers and public presentations. These cumulative achievements garnered twenty-nine professional awards and four medals, including the Tremaine Medal of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. Of these many awards, he was perhaps most proud of his election in 2001 as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – the first practicing librarian to be so honoured – and Red Crow College’s award in 2011 of the honorary degree of Blackfoot Eminent Scholar Kainai PhD, along with the Blackfoot title “Kaaahssinnin” (“Elder”). As a visionary, Ernie Ingles led and inspired many others to follow.\\ 
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 +Comment by Wendy Newman\\ 
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 +I was a Mentor at the first three cohorts of Northern Exposure to Leadershipwhich Ernie created and directed. It was a transformative experience for everyone involved, and its impact will be visible for a long time to come. In inspiring the 8Rs study as well, Ernie shone a light on human resources in the entire Canadian library sector. He always prompted librarians to consider themselves leaders of a big tent movement, and never just operators of institutions. Never forgotten.\\ 
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 +The [[https://​www.ualberta.ca/​giving/​giving-news/​2020/​november/​library-innovator-honoured-for-bringing-information-to-millions.html|Ernest (Ernie) B. Ingles Reading Room located in Bruce Peel Special Collections]],​ University of Alberta Library.\\ 
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 +=== DR. BERYL LAPHAM ANDERSON, April 15, 1925 - May 6, 2020 === 
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 +Beryl Anderson was the daughter of G.H. Percy Anderson of Northport, N.S. and Hazel Annie (Fader) Anderson of St. Margarets Bay, N.S. Beryl was a graduate of classics at Dalhousie University (B.A. 1946 and M.A. 1949), library science at McGill University (B.L.S. 1956), and Walden University (Ph.D., 1980, "A Correlational Analysis of the Reference Transaction Records of a Canadian Bank Library"​). She began her teaching career in schools in Quebec and Nova Scotia between 1946 and 1949. From 1950 to 1955, she was lecturer ​in Classics at Dalhousie University before becoming Associate Professor, McGill Graduate Library School 1956 to 1971. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Anderson was Chief of the Library Documentation Centre, National Library ​of Canada until her retirement in 1987Her primary research focus was in the field of special libraries: she authored the directory//Special Libraries ​and Information Centres in Canada// in 1970. She also compiled various reports on special library work in the 1970s and 1980s and authored a synoptic chapter on Canadian libraries from 1970-79 in the //​Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science// in 1983. Dr. Anderson was a long-time member of the Canadian Library Associationthe Archaeological Institute ​of America, ​the Canadian Institute ​in Greece ​and Friends ​of the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, where she volunteered for many yearsShe enjoyed several trips to excavation sites in Greece and Turkey with the Archaeological Institute.\\ 
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 +Comments by Maria Calderisi\\ 
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 +I first met Beryl Anderson in 1972 as I was nearing the end of my music studies at McGill and wondering what to do next. My favourite professor had noticed that I spent lot of time in the library and wondered if I had thought about librarianship. The idea was attractive to me and I went to see Beryl who was a professor at the Library School. She was a most straightforward and honest person, encouraging but cautious, especially since she knew, regretfully,​ that a BMus was not an acceptable prerequisite for the programme at McGill. She thought, though, that subject specialization was on the rise in the profession and was pleased to tell me that the National Library had just recently engaged such specialists as Irene Aubrey for Children’s Literature and Liana Van der Bellen for Rare Books, and of course that Dr. Helmut Kallmann had been named Chief of the newly-formed Music Division. After visiting him in Ottawa to quiz him about the future of music librarianship in Canada, I then found the ideal MLS programme at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a combination of librarianship and musicology, and was hired by the National Library in the summer of 1973.\\ 
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 +I had kept in touch with Beryl during this time and she herself joined the Library to create the Library Documentation Centre that same year, if I’m not mistaken. So we became colleagues, although at quite different administrative levels, and eventually we became friends. I admired ​her dedication and tenacity in her work, and was fascinated by her researches in Greek history and archeology, but it was our shared love of music and her continuing interest ​and encouragement that drew us closerI am so grateful ​to have known Beryl and shall remember ​her always.\\ 
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 +=== LORI MCLEOD, 1959 - December 17, 2019 ===
  
 Contributed by Leslie McGrath, former Senior Department Head, Osborne Collection, Toronto Public Library\\ Contributed by Leslie McGrath, former Senior Department Head, Osborne Collection, Toronto Public Library\\
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 +We were grieved to learn of the death of our dear friend and colleague Lori McLeod, who passed away in December from cancer. Lori obtained her M.L.S. degree at the University of Toronto’s library school, now the Faculty of Information,​ and began at working at the Toronto Public Library’s Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books not long after the Collection opened in its Huron Street location, in the Lillian H. Smith branch. Lori chose Osborne after being redeployed from Deer Park, and how fortunate we at Osborne were when she arrived and began at once to study the cataloguing of rare books. Often having to chart her own instruction and to seek out knowledge, Lori was delighted to be sent, largely through the generosity of The Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections,​ to Rare Book School in Virginia for a specialized,​ intensive course. The cataloguing of the Osborne Collection was Lori’s priority, and the support given to this important project by the library and especially by the Friends gave her great encouragement.\\
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 +Lori told me she liked to think about how patrons would use the catalogue records, and would carefully include the terms and references that would be most helpful to them. Though a warm, engaging, and knowledgeable lecturer, willing to assist colleagues by taking classes and groups, Lori was happiest doing reference work and cataloguing. Modest and self-effacing,​ Lori put everyone else’s needs first, from desk schedules to holiday weeks, and while devoted to her own family she took a personal interest in those of her colleagues. Above all, we will remember Lori’s beautiful smile and generous outlook, her habits of always seeing the best in everyone and of making difficult situations better. Years of ill health took a toll on her strength, but never affected her caring and compassionate nature. Lori will always be missed by those fortunate enough to have known her.\\
  
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 === SHIRLEY DIANE (STOTT) HENDERSON, August 25, 1935 - December 5, 2019. === === SHIRLEY DIANE (STOTT) HENDERSON, August 25, 1935 - December 5, 2019. ===
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 +Contributed by Irena Lewycka\\
  
 Shirley Diane (Stott) Henderson died on December 5, 2019, at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto.\\ Shirley Diane (Stott) Henderson died on December 5, 2019, at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto.\\
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 Diane Henderson served on the executive committee of the Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (RALUT) as [[http://​www.ralut.utoronto.ca/​newsletter/​rep9_1.pdf|Treasurer and became Vice-President in 2009]].\\ Diane Henderson served on the executive committee of the Retired Academics and Librarians of the University of Toronto (RALUT) as [[http://​www.ralut.utoronto.ca/​newsletter/​rep9_1.pdf|Treasurer and became Vice-President in 2009]].\\
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-Contributed by Irena Lewycka\\ 
  
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