Memories of Lee S. Strickland
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.