Former Catholic University SLIS Dean Elizabeth Stone Dies

Former Catholic University SLIS Dean
Elizabeth Stone Dies

Elizabeth W. “Betty” Stone, 83, former dean of the School of Library and Information Science at Catholic University and American Library Association President in 1981–1982, died at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., March 6 of complications from pneumonia and a lung infection.

Stone was the recipient of the 1998 Beta Phi Mu Award for distinguished service to education for librarianship, and was awarded honorary ALA membership, the Association’s highest award, in 1988 for her contributions to library education.

Sincce 1991, she had served as librarian and archivist of the National Presbyterian Church, where her husband, the late Rev. Thomas A. Stone, had been associate pastor for more than 25 years.

A resident of Washington, D.C., Stone was born in Dayton, Ohio. She obtained a master’s degree in library science from Catholic University in 1961 and a doctorate in public administration from American University in 1968. She joined the Catholic University Department of Library Science faculty in 1961, and became dean of its newly established SLIS in 1981.

Posted March 11, 2002.