In Memory of Bob
Our Bob (Robert Archer, October 7, 1944 - July 22, 2009) passed away last Wednesday. He had fought courageously with cancer for almost a year.
Bob earned his MSLS (1967) from Western Reserve University and JD (1973) from Northwestern University. He worked as a reference and acquisitions librarian in Southeast Missouri State College from 1968-1969, and as a government documents librarian at Northwestern University Law Library from 1971-1973.
Bob retired from the position of Vice-President and Managing Director of the Personal Trust Department of the U.S. Bank in Milwaukee in September, 2006.
After settling down in Duluth, Bob's long dormant passion for library work was rekindled. He contacted the UMD Library and volunteered to work in the Technical Services.
Bob started working at Technical Services on the afternoon of January 29, 2007. During the past two years and a half, Bob worked almost every weekday morning with us. He started with the Serial Item Clean-up project and later expanded his contributions in many other areas, including assisting with the mail, pulling periodicals for binding, arriving new periodical issues, organizing the sample and gift periodicals, and updating publishers' mailing lists.
Bob's work was of superior quality. His willingness to participate in teamwork was exceptional. His professionalism and friendliness made him a wonderful addition to the Technical Services. We were honored to have had Bob on our team and grateful to his contributions.
On the morning of July 27, Technical Services staff attended Bob's funeral services at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. We met Bob's wife (Nancy), daughter (Linda), and his partner (Gary). It is gratifying to learn from his family that Bob enjoyed his time at the UMD Library.
Bob will live in our memory.
Submitted by Shixing