RMRT (Retired Members Round Table)

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The Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) shall exist to develop programs of particular interest to retired persons from all types of libraries and all forms of library services, including formal opportunities for continued involvement and learning; a variety of leadership training and opportunities for mentoring; lifelong professional involvement and networking; and active engagement in the American Library Association and the profession of librarianship.

Visit the Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) on the ALA website.

  • 1.  ALA News: Peggy Sullivan

    Posted Apr 14, 2020 08:32 AM
    (Forwarding this message from Mary Ghikas.  I am sure many RMRTers knew Peggy.  (How could you be an ALA regular and NOT know her?!)

    I regret having sad news to pass along to you .   This afternoon I received an email from Roberto A. Sarmiento, Head, Transportation Library, Northwestern University -- and Peggy Sullivan's cousin.   Peggy Sullivan died, sometime in the past couple of days.  That is all the information the family has at the moment.  I have asked Roberto to let me know when more information -- including information about sending flowers, donations or other remembrances -- is available.

    This information has been shared the the ALA Governance Office and American Libraries.

    I am working from home -- as are other ALA staff, but I"m available and reachable.   Email (mghikas@ala.org), mobile phone (630-373-8050)  -- or Zoom.

    Take care, all of you.


    Mary Ghikas
    Deputy Executive Director
    American Library Association

    Nann Hilyard
    Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

  • 2.  RE: ALA News: Peggy Sullivan

    Posted Apr 15, 2020 11:55 AM
    Thank you Nann and Mary for passing on the news.  I find it hard to imagine ALA without Peggy's smiling, gracious presence.  Every member of ALA, whether you were lucky enough to know Peggy or not --- everyone of us stand on HER shoulders.

    Pamela Klipsch
    Jefferson County Library
    High RidgeMO