Monday, November 5, 2007

Passing of a Colleague

Today I found out that my colleague Veronica Calderhead passed away after fighting soft cell sarcoma for several months.  Since I don't discuss work related issues that much on my blog let me explain that I am chemistry/chemical engineering librarian (among other subjects) at NJIT in Newark.  Veronica was the physical sciences librarian at the Dana Library of the Rutgers-Newark campus which is about a city block away.  I joined NJIT in 1992 while Veronica joined Rutgers in 1994, so I knew her for about 13 years.  We worked together for years while our respective bosses feuded.  She regularly came to the METRO Science Librarians group (http://www.metro.org/collaborate/index.php/Science%2C_Technology%2C_Medical_Librarians ) which I organized in 2000.  My condolences to her family.  She will be sorely missed.

2 comments:

pagebyrner said...

Bruce, this is tragic news.  I remember Veronica, she was a great person.  Wow, I can't believe it.  

netsjetsfan said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend Bruce.

 
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