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Christina's LIS Rant
Thursday, January 25, 2007
  Memories of Lee S. Strickland
CLIS got the news today (1/25/07) that Lee Strickland has died. Some of his articles are linked from the Center for Information Policy publications page.

I took a course with Lee on legal issues in managing information. It was an eye-opening experience. He was so well prepared for class and so concerned that we learn absolutely as much as possible in the time-- his course notes were so extensive, that we got them on CD-ROM instead of in paper. I took his class in the Fall of 2002 -- we talked about what's now called GWOT and security and the Patriot Act and FISA and all sorts of interesting things... I learned so much from him that I still think about today. The class was exciting and challenging and scary and he brought so much enthusiasm and knowledge.

Although Lee wasn't trained as a librarian, he had a deep appreciation for libraries, library policies, and all aspects of the law that touch on what libraries do. All of us who had the opportunity to learn from him are blessed. He will be missed!

Note: I started writing this when I heard the news, but just had a chance to finish today.
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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