On Thursday morning, after reading the obit of Harvey Elsaesser, former news librarian at The Buffalo News, I decided to create a tag on the historical site to collect obituaries of news librarians and researchers. I also added one for Maudie A. Lawson, who passed away in December 2010. I’ll dig through the NewsLib archives and will add more. These will be a good resource when researching the history of news libraries.
Maudie A. Lawson, former news librarian at the Springfield News-Leader, died in December 2010. She passed away from a terminal illness. She said since she had been a obituary writer at one point in her career, she chose to write her own obit. She said she was instrumental in the launch of the newsroom’s Web site and developed an interest in database development. You can read the full obit here.