I’m very sorry to convey the tragic news that I know many of you know already: yesterday, on their way to the Denver airport following ALA Midwinter, ALSC Vice President Kate McClelland and Notable Children’s Videos Chair Kathy Krasniewicz were killed in a hit-and-run automobile accident.
While the subject line refers to ALSC, we know this loss reaches well beyond our own association to affect their families, community, the profession at large, and especially the thousands of children they both worked with over the years at the Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Here is the article from the Greenwich newspaper Web site:
Please know that as soon as we have memorial/tribute information, I will share it. In the meantime, we encourage everyone with fond memories of Kate and Kathy to share them here, in this space.
Executive Director, ALSC
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This photo of Kathy was taken during the 2009 Midwinter meeting of the ALSC Notable Children’s Video Committee. Molly Collins, a member of this committee that Kathy chaired, took the photo and kindly sent it to the ALSC Blog.
This is a photograph of Kate taken from the Newbery Caldecott PowerPoint presentation in Anaheim in 2008.