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ALA Memorial Resolution Honoring Joseph John Harzbecker Jr. - Draft

  • 1.  ALA Memorial Resolution Honoring Joseph John Harzbecker Jr. - Draft

    Posted 17 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    Jessica Bennett, ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section Chair, shared in a post in ACRL DOLS Connect about the passing of Joseph John Harzbecker Jr., a long time member of ALA, ACRL, Medical Library Association and more. "It is with heavy hearts we share the passing of Joseph Harzbecker.  Joe was an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the DOLS community, serving as co-chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and member of the Research & Publications Committee. We're grateful to have worked with Joe and for his contributions to supporting online and distance librarianship. Please see his obituary for details of his life, and if you feel so moved, donate to Doctors Without Borders in Joe's memory. "

    My condolences to those who knew Joe. 

    I wanted to share that I have drafted an ALA memorial resolution honoring Joseph Harzbeker Jr., and the DOLS Executive Board is currently reviewing it now

    My thanks to Jessica Bennett and DOLS Executive Board for currently reviewing it and the Medical Library Association Executive Board along with Joe's colleagues at the Boston University Alumni Medical Library for having reviewed it, and the ACRL Councilor Kara Whatley for seconding it. 

    For councilors who would like to review or second this memorial resolution, please see here and add your name directly.  We will be sending this to the Resolutions Committee in mid April.

    Thank you for your consideration,


    Raymond Pun
    Academic and Research Librarian
    Alder Graduate School of Education