Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 2015

    Baton Rouge Community College and the academic library community lost a valued member and leader on November 24, 2015, with the death of Shereen Marx.  Shereen earned her Masters of Library and Information Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2010 and was a tireless advocate for libraries and reading as a bridge to student success.

   She mentored countless library student workers and prepared them for future careers, served for 6 years as General Services Librarian at Baton Rouge Community College Magnolia Library, and was a longtime member of ALA and many state and national organizations devoted to the preservation and promotion of libraries and archives.

    She was elected to the Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society, and her professionalism, energy, and joie de vivre were an inspiration to her coworkers, colleagues, and students. She will be greatly missed.

    In recognition of the significant contributions of Shereen Marx over the course of her career and the mourning of her death we extend our condolences to her friends and family. Especially her beloved husband, Max Marx. 

    Contributions in her memory may be sent to “Shereen Marx Book Donation” care of the Friends of the Magnolia Library, BRCC Foundation, 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

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