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University Mourns Loss of Founding Librarian Leora Kemp

by Zachary Brown on 2021-02-08T08:15:00-06:00 | Comments

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UNT Dallas Founding Librarian Leora Kemp passed away at the end of Jan. 2021. Kemp was a most dedicated library professional and a faithful donor to UNT Dallas. In the library community, Kemp was known as a “librarian's librarian.” She possessed a wealth of knowledge and shared it freely. She encouraged, helped, and supported young library professionals whenever, and however she could. During her tenure, Kemp was presented a proclamation from Senator Royce West and was honored with a plaque from UNT Dallas in recognition of her service to the university and for playing an instrumental role in the formation of the university. Kemp also was honored by UNT Dallas Pres. Bob Mong at the 2015 Friends of the Dallas Public Library Exall Awards dinner. Her dedication to the university and her support of future librarians will always be remembered.


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