I am greatly saddened by the news of Dr. Whitney’s death.  We were good
friends, and kept in touch often after I graduated from SIS.  She never
stopped teaching me; I never stopped learning.  My tribute to her is that I
never will.

Margaret Brown

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:22 PM, Silvey, Donna Annette <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

>  In Memoriam:  Gretchen Whitney, UT Knoxville School of Information
> Sciences retired associate professor, passed away in early April.  She
> graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with both a
> bachelor’s and master’s degree.  She completed her doctorate at the
> University of Michigan in 1988. Both Whitney’s master’s and doctoral
> degrees were in library science. Whitney is best known for creating the
> jESSE listserv in 1994 which was the leading discussion group for library
> and information sciences educators until the StanleyK discussion group was
> established in 2007.
> Whitney came to UT in 1994 and taught courses in information environment,
> web design and content representation until her retirement in Oct. 2009.
> Prior to coming to UT, she was on the faculty at the University of Arizona.
> Whitney also worked in special libraries and the information industry.
> Whitney is survived by her sister Kay Whitney Fagundus of Winterville, NC.
> Gifts in memory of Dr. Gretchen Whitney can be made to the UT School of
> Information Sciences Enrichment Fund by selecting the “other fund not
> listed” option at
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Margaret Dyer Brown
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