Monday, February 8, 2010
Dear friend and fellow colleague Jody Gehrig passed away today. She had a passion for books-- good books. She was energetic, smart, and funny. Sitting in a review committee meeting with her, she was often heard to say, "If it's a bad book, tell us that it's a bad book. Don't be afraid to say that it stinks." She ran ERS (Educational Resource Services) at DPS but was also an advocate for the individual employee and teaching librarians in general. She is survived by her family who I have no doubt will miss her far more sorely than shall I. Yet her loss is keenly felt.