Locke Morrisey, 1957-2010
Locke Morrisey, head of Collections, Reference, and Research at the University of San Francisco (USF) Gleeson Library, has died. He served on the ACRL Board of Directors as ALA Councilor from 2007 to 2010. Morrisey was deeply committed to the library profession, publishing and holding leadership positions at the local and national levels; serving as a mentor to San Jose State University library school students with internships at USF; and was a much-beloved and respected figure at his institution and in the academic library community.
“As a member of Council, Locke was a strong voice for academic and research libraries,” noted ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis. “He was a very engaged member of the ACRL Board who helped the Board consider multiple perspectives. Locke brought his enthusiasm and passions to the profession and enriched us all.”
“Locke will be missed for his laughter, tenacity, commitment, and intellect,” added 2010-11 ACRL President Lisa Hinchliffe. “And, most of all, for the friendship he offered to everyone.”
Morrisey also served ACRL as a member of the Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee, Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Committee, Chapters Council, Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Nominations Committee, and sections including CLS, IS, and ULS. He is remembered at USF for his thoughtful guidance to students and colleagues, and the tireless example he set as a teacher, researcher, and mentor; and across the academic library community for his humor, intelligence, and commitment to the profession.