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Dr. Brooke E. Sheldon, former Dean of the TWU School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), passed away on February 11, 2013, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Dr. Sheldon was the Dean of TWU SLIS from 1977-1990 and briefly served as the Acting Provost from 1979-1980. After leaving TWU, Dr. Sheldon served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin, and later served as Interim Director and Professor at the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona.  She continued teaching in the Executive MLIS program at San Jose State University and ended her teaching career as Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at the University of Alberta, School of Library and Information Studies.

Dr. Sheldon received many honors including Distinguished Alumni Awards from Simmons College and the University of Pittsburgh. She was granted a Doctor of Civil Laws (Hon.) from Acadia University. The Brooke E. Sheldon Endowed Professorship in Management and Leadership was established at the University of Texas, Austin. She was granted the Outstanding Lecturer Award from San Jose State University, and the Professional Service Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education, and the Library Leadership Award from the Arizona Library Association.

Dr. Sheldon attended Cambridge High and Latin School and earned her BA degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, her MLS degree from Simmons University, and her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. She is survived by her brother John and her sister, Barbara (Mrs. Eugene Hunter), and her sister-in-law Charlotte (Mrs. Leonard Earle), sons and their families, Scott and Susan Sheldon and Stephen and Maria Sheldon, and grandchildren Matthew, Brooke, and Skyler and many nieces and nephews.

The family has asked that contributions in her memory be sent to the Brooke E. Sheldon Endowed Professorship in Management and Leadership at the University of Texas, Austin, and the New Mexico Library Foundation.

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