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  • 1.  Roberto Delgadillo

    Posted Nov 01, 2022 11:34 AM

    I'm very sad to share the news that our friend, colleague, and longtime ALA councilor Roberto Delgadillo died this past Sunday. 
    He will be very much missed  

    -From: <> on behalf of William Francis Garrity via liball <

    Sent: Monday, October 31, 2022, 2:12 PM 
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    Subject: [LibAll] Roberto Delgadillo  




    I am very sad to inform you that Roberto Delgadillo passed last night. He struggled with significant health issues over the past months, but they proved overwhelming.  


    I assured Robin that she and the family have our love and hopes for peace. Many of us were close colleagues and friends of Roberto, and to you all, please also have my condolences.  


    Of course, we will share more information-including what we can do-when we can.  


    Please take care of yourselves and each other.  


    Bill Garrity  


     I appreciate your response if indicated, but please do so within your working hours  

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    John DeSantis
    Interim Head of Metadata Services
    Dartmouth College
    Hanover, NH

  • 2.  RE: Roberto Delgadillo

    Posted Nov 01, 2022 11:43 AM
    I am devastated that we will not benefit from his unique experiences and wisdom. 

    RIP, Roberto.
    Sara Kelly Johns
    Online Instructor, Syracuse University iSchool
    American Library Association Councilor-at-Large
    American Association of School Librarians Past President (2007-08)
    New York Library Association Past President (2014-15)
    67 Canaras Ave.
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    PH: 518-569-2339
    Twitter: @skjohns 
    "All knowledge is spendable currency, depending on the market"--Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • 3.  RE: Roberto Delgadillo

    Posted Nov 01, 2022 11:57 AM
    Oh no. I will dearly miss Robert's dedication to librarianship and his wry humor. My heart goes out to his wife, Robin. This is a great loss to our profession.

    Karen G. Schneider

  • 4.  RE: Roberto Delgadillo

    Posted Nov 01, 2022 11:59 AM
    Apologies, Roberto , not Robert. I was typing too fast.

    Karen S

  • 5.  RE: Roberto Delgadillo

    Posted Nov 03, 2022 02:48 PM

    Dear colleagues,


    I wanted to share this remembrance of Roberto posted on the UC Davis Library website


    It's such a tremendous loss.


    Alesia McManus

    RUSA Division Councilor

    Head of Student Services

    UC Davis Library