[Libs-Or] George Bell

Leah Griffith leah.griffith at newbergoregon.gov
Wed Jan 6 13:45:19 PST 2016

Thank you MaryKay for sharing.  George Bell was a champion for libraries and I consider myself lucky to have known him and worked with him with OLA.

Leah M. Griffith,  Director
Newberg Public Library       503.537.1256

From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of MaryKay Dahlgreen
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 12:57 PM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [Libs-Or] George Bell

Dear colleagues:

The Oregon library community lost a fierce champion on December 29th when George Bell died. George was on the State Library Board from 1988 to 1995 and served as Chair of the Board in 1991-92 and
1994-95. George was an Honorary Life Member of OLA and was active in the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Legislative Committee. His obituary is in today's Statesman Journal http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesmanjournal/obituary.aspx?n=george-bell&pid=177162203&fhid=7982 details his many other accomplishments and it includes information about the celebration of life and opportunities for memorial donations.  George also wrote a blog called Polwatch<https://georgehbell.wordpress.com/> which I would recommend taking a look at to get a feeling for the intellect and passion of the man.

I will miss him.


MaryKay Dahlgreen
Oregon State Librarian
marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us<mailto:marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us>



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