We received the sad news today that Barbara Semonche passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. There will be a Remembrance Celebration on June 13th at the family’s home. We have lost a great champion of news libraries, mentor and friend. Her work and dedication to the News Division will long be remembered. She not only devoted countless hours and energy to the News Division but also to other SLA chapters and divisions as well as many students at UNC-Chapel Hill. Many colleagues are sharing warm memories of her on the NewsLib mailing list. Our condolences to the family.