Many LIS staff members recently contributed to a collection we sent to Ilsley Public Library to honor our colleague Ron McKinnon. I also know that several colleagues sent contributions directly to Ilsley independently of this collection. Here is a note I received from David Clark, director at Ilsley, at the end of March 2010, expressing his gratitude for the donation. — Jeff Rehbach
March 29, 2010
Please thank all the staff members who generously gave $355 collectively in memory of Ron McKinnon. I am sure that Janet and Roy [Ron's wife and son] will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
As many of you know, Ron was a member of the library’s Board of Trustees and served as chair. We enjoyed working with him because he was so level headed and had such a terrific sense of humor; the same reasons, I’m sure, that so many of you felt him to be such a congenial colleague.
The use of the funds given in Ron’s memory will be announced in the May edition of our [Ilsley] newsletter.