Gloria Cohan Dinerman, 82, passed away in New Providence, N.J., on Sunday, July 18, 2010, after a long battle with pulmonary hypertension. She earned a master's in library science and started her own library services company, The Library Co-op, which she owned until 2008. She became active in several library-related organizations, including the Special Library Association, from which she received a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Read the obituary on NJ.com.
The Board of SLA-NY feels that the best way The SLANY Chapter can honor Gloria's memory is to remind the members of our listserv that Gloria's family asked that anyone wishing to make a donation in her name please give to St Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis. The SLA Board has decided to start this giving process off by making a donation from the Chapter.
SLA-NY can serve as a central repository for people to send in their contributions by Saturday August 21st, 2010 (1 month after her memorial service) and then we can send the donations as a group to St Jude's.
I will be glad to receive your donation checks addressed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at my work address provided below.
I will gather the checks that are sent in and forward them by Wednesday, August 25th.
If you would prefer to donate directly to St. Jude’s –
Please see the following donation options,
Donate Online: https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/express-donation.do
Donate By Mail:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Donate By Phone:
Also, please realize that if you prefer to give to your own personal favorite charity in Gloria’s honor this is perfectly understandable – though I would still like to know that you did so – and which charity if you don’t mind disclosing this as well.
Or, if you have already donated, I ask that you please let me know if you take any of the alternative donation options so that we can include the total number of individuals who contributed in our next SLANY Chapter publication. (No need to disclose the amount of your donation)
Further, we then can include these numbers in our correspondence to her family at the conclusion of this collection period.
These donations would be a very effective way of demonstrating how much Gloria Dinerman impacted us both individually and as a Networking Organization.
I thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Any questions or concerns please let me know.
D. F. King & co., Inc.