[Michlib-l] Bernie Margolis

ConnieJo Ozinga cjozinga at commercelibrary.info
Mon Apr 16 08:14:29 EDT 2018

In my very earliest days in MLA, Bernie was always the person who started
the dancing.  He had a major impact on the library world both in Michigan
and elsewhere, and will be missed.       Connie

On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 9:38 AM, Nancy Bellaire via Michlib-l <
michlib-l at mcls.org> wrote:

> It is with a heavy heart that I send news of the passing of Bernie
> Margolis, former director of the Monroe County Library System (MI), Pikes
> Peak Library District (CO), and the Boston Public Library.  Bernie most
> recently served as the New York State Librarian.  Bernie was the most
> passionate of library champions and served the American Library Association
> in many roles including that of ALA Councilman.
> Those of us who knew and worked with Bernie will remember his can-do
> attitude, his fierce defense of penal fines for public libraries in
> Michigan, and his vision for libraries of the future.
> Bernie's obituary has not yet been published, but his funeral will be at
> the Levine Funeral Home in Albany New York at 11 AM on Wednesday, April
> 18.  Burial will be at about 1 PM at the Pittsfield Cemetery in Pittsfield,
> Massachusetts.
> Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bernie's wife, Amanda Batey Margolis.
> Nancy
> Nancy Bellaire
> Director
> Monroe County Library System
> 840 S. Roessler St.
> Monroe, MI  48161
> 734 241-5770
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Connie Jo Ozinga
Library Director
Commerce Township Community Library
180 E. Commerce
Commerce, MI 48390
(248) 669-8108 x101

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