It is with great sadness that I report to you all that our dear friend and colleague Diana Brice died yesterday, November 2, 2015, at the age of 71. Diana was the Acquisitions and Serials Librarian for the JKM Library from March 2005 until her retirement at the end of December 2011. During her JKM years she was an enthusiastic, active member of ATLA, particularly doing pioneering work on the diversity committee.
Prior to coming to JKM, Diana had an illustrious career as a public librarian, serving many years as a branch manager for the Chicago Public Libraries. She was a devout Christian and a fierce advocate for folks with chronic, invisible illness. As one of her colleagues from JKM days said, “she always had a little spark!”
We will miss that spark but also know that she has come to the end of her labors into that long deserved rest with God.
We welcome your remembrances, thoughts, and memories in the comments below.
Submitted by Christine Wenderoth, Director, the JKM Library, Chicago, IL.