Celebration for Michèle Cloonan

Friends and colleagues gathered on January 9 to celebrate Michèle Cloonan's ten years as Dean of GSLIS. During the program, speakers praised her generosity, her support of faculty and staff, and her unwavering dedication to GSLIS. Her efforts to expand GSLIS's influence in the international arena were particularly praised, especially her involvement in the training of Iraqi librarians and archivists and a partnership with South Korea's Yonsei University. During the celebration, it was announced that a fund Cloonan established to support international initiatives during her tenure as Dean would be renamed the Michèle V. Cloonan Fund for International Initiatives. Donations can be made in her honor at https://alumnet.simmons.edu/givetogslis through June 30, 2013.