Email list hosting service & mailing list manager

Sad news: Ellen Rappaport (obit.) SERIALST Moderator 13 May 2003 17:13 UTC

Ellen Rappaport, the Head of Technical Services at Albany Law School
until very recently, passed away on May 12.  She first came to Albany
Law School in January 1993 and has made enormous contributions to this
library and to the larger world of librarianship.  She was intensely
committed to the development of clear library standards, and has worked
on NISO and CONSER projects.  She will be remembered by many in the
library community as a wonderful colleague, mentor, and friend.  The
following appeared in today's issue of the Schenectady Daily Gazette.
Colleen Smith
Head of Technical Services
Albany Law School
Ellen Coolman Rappaport

Albany -- Ellen Coolman Rappaport, 58, of Davis Avenue in Albany, died
Monday morning May 12, 2003, at her home.

Ellen was born in New York City and resided briefly in New Jersey,
later moving to Norwalk, CT, where she spent most of her childhood as
well as where she graduated from high school. She had been a Capital
Region resident since 1980. She was a graduate of the University of
Rochester and received her graduate degree in library science from
Syracuse University. She had been employed as a librarian at Syracuse
University and later was employed in the same capacity at the State
University College at Cortland. She also worked for SUNY/OCLC Library
Network. She was later employed by OCLC in Albany. Ellen had also been
employed by the Ameritech Information Systems and from 1993 to March of
2003 she was employed by the the Albany Law School as a technical
services librarian, later becoming head of technical services. She was a
member of Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany, NY, and was active with
the Helderberg Madrigal Singers. In Syracuse, she was an active member
of Schola Cantorum and participated in Schola's Summer Workshops after
she moved to Albany. She also was involved with many library
professional activities and was a member of many state, national and law
library associations. She
was also a member of a cancer support group sponsored by the First
Unitarian Society of Albany.