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 [[:​http:​www.exlibris.ca:​doku.php?​id=elan:​newsletter_list|Each issue of our newsletter]],​ //ELAN//, has a space for obituaries that provides brief information on many more of our former colleagues.\\ [[:​http:​www.exlibris.ca:​doku.php?​id=elan:​newsletter_list|Each issue of our newsletter]],​ //ELAN//, has a space for obituaries that provides brief information on many more of our former colleagues.\\
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 +**ERNEST BOYCE (“ERNIE”) INGLES, BA, MA, MLS, FRSC, ** December 30, 1948 - September 17, 2020
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 +Contributed by Merrill Distad\\
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 +A graduate of the Universities of Calgary and British Columbia, Ernie 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 Alberta. He served, usually in executive capacity, on no fewer than twenty-five professional associations,​ societies, government boards and committees, including 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 recognition,​ the 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 pamphlets. It 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 bibliography,​ library 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 Leadership, which 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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 === LORI MCLEOD, 1959 - December 17, 2019 === === LORI MCLEOD, 1959 - December 17, 2019 ===
  
-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 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.\\
  
 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.\\ 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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-Contributed by Leslie McGrath, former Senior Department Head, Osborne Collection, Toronto Public Library\\ 
  
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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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