In Memoriam: Alumnus James King

The Department of Library and Information Science is sorry to note the passing of alumnus James King (MSLIS 2002). James served on the LIS Advisory Board and is a past recipient of the Von Dran Alumni Award. He mentored many students while serving as branch chief of Information Resources and Services at the National Institutes of Health.
See obituary.

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  1. I recall many panels that James and I shared, encouraging new students to consider the wonderful opportunities available in our profession. Also times where we advocated at Accreditation team events, endorsing the great value Catholic University contributes to the profession. A long time ago, I also recall his attendance as a guest lecturer for a class I took in graduate school. He was recognized as being a visionary for library science, combining technology with information possibilities that inspired our library community, and welcomed new ideas from the newcomer graduates. He was not all talk, but also created many job opportunities at NIH for new career entry positions. He envisioned the world of possibilities and worked hard to see them become realities. He will be greatly missed.

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