Whereas, Deana L. Astle, an esteemed librarian and valued member of the technical services, and in particular serials, communities, died at the age of 60 on December 7, 2005 in Greenville, North Carolina, and
Whereas, Her career encompassed serials, technical services and collections positions in academic libraries, including work at the University of Utah, University of Missouri-Columbia, Clemson University and most recently as associate director for collections at East Carolina University, and
Whereas, She was an active participant in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), where she chaired the Esther J. Piercy Award Committee and the Technical Services Administrators of Medium-Sized Research Libraries Discussion Group, and was a member of the Collection Management & Development Section Nominating and Administration of Collection Development Committees, and a member of the ALCTS Publisher/Vendor Relations Committee; she was the 1991 co-recipient of the Bowker/Ulrich’s Serials Librarian award for e fforts that led to international attention on the pricing policies of journals and publishers practices, a past editorial board member for the Newsletter on Serials Pricing Issues, and an active participant in the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG); and now, therefore be it
Resolved, That the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services on behalf of its members recognize Deana L. Astle’s significant contributions to the profession of librarianship and her dedicated service to the Association; and, be it further
Resolved, That this Association expresses its sincere sympathy to her brothers, Richard, Scott and John Astle.