My apologies again to everyone. I've been in intense sessions over two-days and just now able to read my e-mail. I will, hopefully with help, create a suitable obituary for Dr. Wynar.

On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Gretchen Whitney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:19:25 -0500
From: Barbara Walden <[log in to unmask]>

To: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Bohdan Wynar RIP

Bohdan Wynar was my professor at the University of Denver in the late 1960's. He taught my reference services classes. I've always thought of him as a distinguished library educator, editor, author, and publisher. I hope that he will receive an appropriate obituary. Barbara Walden

On 11/12/13, Gretchen Whitney  wrote:

Greetings all,
Is this the best obit that this discipline can come up with for Bohdan Wynar? I recall reading his stuff in the 1970s, so he must have done something significant or I would not have been assigned his work to read.
He wrote a pile of collection development texts. Check Google.
There are people winning ALISE research competitions named after this guy, but I have no idea why. The awards don't say. But he must have done something significant to have awards given away in respect for his work. I just don't know what it was, and there is no common thread to the awards.
According to he has 62 books to his credit. It appears that he mostly made lists of good reference books.
For the 1990s and before, that's not a bad record of accomplishment.
And he was founder of _Libraries Unlimited_. a publishing house. Not an insignificant accomplishment.

Can anyone provide a better obit for this gentleman and contributor to LIS? Wikipedia provides nothing, neither does Google.

The family can do what they want to do. But the discipline ought to record his ideas and contributions to the discipline. IMHO, and make them accessible through resources such as the Web or permanent discussion lists for others to find.

Is this how you would like to be remembered? "He/she croaked tonite. Send flowers."


Gretchen Whitney, PhD, Retired
School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996 USA [log in to unmask]

On Tue, 12 Nov 2013, Barbara Immroth wrote:

I was asked by ABC-CLIO to send out a message that Dr. Bohdan Wynar, founder of Libraries Unlimited, died last weekend.
His daughter said if anyone wanted to send a card, they can go to The Wynar Family care of her (Roxolana Wynar) at
12242 West 16th Drive
Lakewood, CO 80215

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