With deep regret, we received word that Lois Lunin passed away yesterday (January 28, 2014). She will be buried tomorrow (Thursday) in Baltimore (Har Sinai Cemetery, Old Mausoleum) at 2:30 pm. [There are 2 such cemeteries in Baltimore and we do not know at which the service will take place. For word on a memorial service in North New Jersey on Sunday, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Lois received the Watson Davis Award in 1976, in the first Watson Davis Award presentation. She conceptualized the ASIS&T Bulletin and was it’s first editor for 5 ½ years. She conceived and edited the “Perspectives on…” series in JASIST and edited that until 2005, and was on the JASIST Editorial Board for many years as well as serving on the ASIST Board of Directors. She was instrumental in creating the Texas Chapter of ASIS&T.
Much of her professional life was involved in designing and implementing medical information and imaging systems.
Lois was also a distinguished “fiber artist,” with pieces in juried shows such as the Renwick Gallery in DC and elsewhere.
There will be memoriam remembrances coming in both JASIST and Bulletin.