26 August 2015

Sad Announcement - Prof Gary Gorman

Gary at Section's Mid-Meeting held in Bangkok - 2009

As those of you who were associated with him know, Gary was deeply involved in IFLA activities, in particular in the Asia and Oceania Section and the ALP programme. He served on the Regional Standing Committee of Asia and Oceania in many capacities including member, secretary, chair, and corresponding member. Gary was instrumental in establishing and running a number of activities and programmes for the Asia and Oceania Section through the ALP programme which enormously helped in heightening the standards of both the LIS profession and professionals in the region.

Gary served as Professor of Information Management at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and later Professor of Information Science at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He was the editor-in-chief of Online Information Review (Emerald) and served in editorial teams of a number of international journals. He has authored dozen of books and more than 300 articles. At the time of his demise he was currently working on a third edition of Qualitative Research for the Information Professional (London: Facet).

It is a great loss indeed to all of us who have had contact with him and he will be greatly missed.

We, the Asia and Oceania Section offer our condolences to his family and friends and join with the LIS community around the world in mourning his loss.

We invite colleagues to post their condolences on Asia and Oceania Section’s facebook page.

The eulogy that was presented at his funeral on Tuesday 25 August 2015,  by Dr. Dan Dorner, his former colleague at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand is available here

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