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Donna Cromer’s unexpected passing

Posted originally on LinkedIn by  Elizabeth Luebchow User Services Librarian at MCH Corporation (Contractor for AFRL Technical Library)  

It is with great sadness that I pass on the news of Donna Cromer’s unexpected passing at her home on Friday, Dec 6th.

Donna Cromer was. was a wonderful librarian and colleague. Until her death, she had been a librarian for many years at the UNM Centennial Science and Engineering Library. She was very active in the SLA Rio Grande Chapter and Physics, Astronomy and Math Division of SLA. She served in many capacities within the Rio Grande Chapter including President in 1994 and most recently Secretary from 2010-2011. She was our faithful listserv manager, membership chair and employment chair for many years. Donna was someone you could truly count on to step up and be available whenever you needed assistance. Her presence within our chapter will be sorely missed. 


Announcement from UNM:

Donna Elizabeth Cromer, Associate Professor of Librarianship in University Libraries passed away unexpectedly on December 6th.  Donna was a long-time reference librarian and subject specialist working in Centennial Science and Engineering Library.  She began her career at UNM as an Assistant Professor in November of 1987 after spending two years in the Technical Library, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland, AFB.

Donna was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico and completed her Bachelor of University Studies at UNM in 1976.  She went on to complete an MA in Linguistics and Master of Library Science degree from the University of Washington both in 1981.She was an active member of the Special Libraries Association and served on many library committees and task forces over the years. She was a well-known resource for the science community within UNM and across the state. A memorial event will be held in the Willard Room in Zimmerman Library on Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.


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