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Ellen Emmett

In Memoriam: Ellen Emmett

The B. Davis Schwartz Library and the C.W. Post community are saddened by the loss of Prof. Ellen Emmett after a long struggle with cancer.

Ellen became a librarian at Post right after receiving her Master's degree from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science. Her knowledge, determination, and memory made her an invaluable resource among her professional colleagues. She became very involved with the Library, serving on many committees, including Personnel (which she chaired several times) as she helped to form and strengthen the Library faculty.

She also became very active with the Collegial Federation, serving on the executive Board for many years. Ellen was instrumental in developing rearrangements to the Librarians' salaries to bring them more closely into line with other faculty members. Her dedication to the entire faculty of C.W. Post and their best interests was always exemplary.

Over the many years that she was head of the Library and Information Science Library, she purchased thousands of books and journals, carefully ensuring coverage of the various facets of the changing field of librarianship. Recently, as her health became more fragile, Ellen had to leave the LIS Library, and she returned to the Acquisitions Department as Associate Head.

Our sincere sympathies go out to her husband, Dr. Steven Emmett, her father, Murray Wallach, her family, and friends. The loss of this talented young woman has affected her Library friends and all on the campus who work for the betterment of the C.W. Post community.

Contributions in Ellen's name may be made to: Don Monti Foundation, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030.


February 23, 2004
As we approach the first anniversary of the death of our colleague, Ellen Emmett, the Library announces that an open call for proposals will be held for digital art students at C.W. Post to submit a design for a memorial work in her honor. The completed work, to be executed in stained glass, will be on permanent exhibition in the Library's new Information Commons.

A fund has been set up for those who wish to participate in supporting this project. Checks should be made payable to the C.W. Post Library, the Ellen Emmett Fund. Please send all contributions to Dr. Donald L. Ungarelli's office in the Library.

We look forward to a splendid artistic creation inspired by Ellen's love of art and architecture.


June 22, 2006:
Ellen Emmett Memorial Dedication Ceremony

All friends and colleagues are welcome to attend the dedication ceremony for this original work of stained glass donated by Ellen's colleagues. The program begins in the library lobby at 10:30 a.m.

   Original work of stained glass


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