With a sad heart, I share that Elizabeth Watson, President of ALSC from 1997-1998, died recently. You may read her obituary in the Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette.
She completed her Master in Library Science from the University of Michigan in 1968. From 1969 to 1970, she was the children’s librarian at the Bacon Memorial Library in Wyandotte, Michigan. Beginning in 1971, she was the children’s librarian and then the chief librarian at the Fitchburg (MA) Public Library. She retired in 2004. As an ALSC member, Elizabeth also served on the Caldecott, Budget & Finance (as Chair), Arbuthnot (as Chair), and ALA-CBC Joint committees.
I did not have the honor of knowing Elizabeth; I encourage those of you who did to share your thoughts in celebration of her life and work.