Tze-chung Li, 93, dean and professor emeritus of Dominican Unive rsity’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science in River Forest, Illinois, died April 22. Li served as founding president of CALA (1976-1980) and was active in ALA, the Chinese American Educational Foundation, and Phi Tau Phi.
Michelle Marie Miller, 51, librarian at Gorham Intermediate School in Stanley, New York, died April 26. Miller was serving as New York LibraryAssociation Section of School Librarians (NYLNSSL) vice president for conferences,had been a member of the NYLNSSL board for more than 10 years, and served as 2017-2018 NYLNSSL president.
Ola Mae Spinks, 106, a retired librarian for the Pontiac, Michigan, school district, died June 16. In 1972, she volunteered to visit the Library of Congress to help organize Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1938, a collection of more than 2,300 first-person accounts ofslavery compiled during the Great Depression.
Barbara Brewster, 98, a librarian and media specialist for 24 years at Ossining (N.Y.) Union Free School District, died March 31. Brewster was an early advocate for introducing computers to students and served as president of the Ossining teachers union.
Nora Caplan, 93, head librarian for Noyes Children’s Library in Kensington, Maryland, until her 1981 retirement, died April 25. She had previously worked at the Library of Congress, and she published articles and stories in The Saturday Evening Post, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and The Washington Post.
Marianne Cooper, 82, chair of the Queens (N.Y.) College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (1990-2003), died April 15. She led the school during a period of fiscal difficulties when it was being considered for elimination, which it avoided by introducing new programs and updating older ones. She worked at Queens College for 36 years, also serving as the college’s affirmative action officer from 2008 until her 2011 retirement. She published several scholarly papers and was an active member of the Long Island Library Resources Coun cil’s board of trustees.
Mary Ardeth Gaylord, 65, former librarian at Kent (Ohio) State University and Eli Lilly and Company, died June 1. In 1986, she cofounded the Reference and User Services Association’s Business Reference and Services Section.
Linda M. Gosnell, 69, former head of children’s libraries at Pamunkey Regional Library System in Hanover, Virginia, died May 4. She had previously worked as a librarian at the American School in Tehran, Iran; Tufts Library in Weymouth, Massachusetts; and Henrico County (Va.) Library System.
Susan E. Kelley, 73, former children’s librarian at Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Snow branch in Spotsylvania, Virginia, died in May.
Clement Chu-Sing Lau, 62, associate dean of Georgia Southern University Libraries in Statesboro, died May 24. Lau had previously served as associate librarian at Hong Kong Baptist University and associate director of the University of Baltimore Law Library. He was active in the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) and the American Library Association’s (ALA) International Relations Round Table, and he published many scholarly articles in English and Chinese.
Zula Faye Holloway Stanton, 94, a retired high school librarian in Perryville, Arkansas, died May 21.
Mary Thulin, 75, retired librarian at Plymouth (Mass.) Community Intermediate School, died in May.