November 4, 1954 ~ July 4, 2019
Born in: Netherlands,
Resided in: Arvada, Colorado
Ellen Greenblatt passed away after a long illness, on July 4, 2019. She is survived by her wife and partner of 31 years, Laura Reiman.
Ellen was a lecturer at the San Jose State University School of Information, as well as the Information School at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she specialized in courses dealing with library services to LGBTQ communities and diverse populations. Ellen retired after many years as Associate Dean for Access, Collections, and Technical Services at Auraria Library, Denver, Colorado and had also worked as a Head of Authority Control at the State University of New York at Buffalo Library and Head of the Romance Languages Team at Princeton University Libraries. She co-edited several books on services to LGBTQ library users, and was a pioneer in that field. She was also one of the first co-chairs of the ALA GLBT Round Table.
Ellen’s passion was teaching and inspiring beginning librarians to work with diverse populations.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggestions Memorial donations be made in Ellen’s honor to the LGBTQ Student Resource Center, Campus Box 74, PO Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 18 2019 at 6:30pm at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 W. 80th Ave. Arvada CO 80003.
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