The information profession is mourning the loss of former CUA LIS Assistant Professor and recent Maryland iSchool Professor, Dr. Mary Edsall Choquette who passed away Thursday, February 20, 2015 of liver cancer.
Below, is an excerpt form an email sent by Dr. Anne Guilliland of UCLA:
“Mary’s research focused on cultural heritage information management education and modern performance documentation and preservation and she taught in the School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America, the Palmer School at Long Island University, and most recently at the iSchool at the University of Maryland. She also made extraordinary contributions to dance heritage as consulting (and first) archivist at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, whose archives are among some of the most important in the memory of modern dance, and her other previous professional positions include Founding Curator of the Philadelphia Dance Collection at Temple University; Assistant Curator in the Harvard Theatre Collection at Harvard University; Performing Arts Archivist in the Music Division of the Library of Congress; and positions in the Libraries at the University of Maryland. Mary was a regular AERI attendee and a strong advocate for our community and she will be much missed.”
Mary worked from 2005-2010 as a Cultural Heritage professor at The Catholic University of America. Her contributions to the information profession, with a specific focus on archives are unparalleled and she will dearly be missed.