Thank you for posting this. It is very sad news indeed.

Melodie Frances

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For those of you who do not subscribe to AUTOCAT, I wanted to pass on some 
very sad news about a fellow cataloging educator. Robert will be greatly 

Karen Snow, Ph.D.
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Hello ACATers,
I received sad news today from Sandy Hirsh, Director of the School of 
Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. Dr. Robert 
Ellett passed away suddenly this morning.
 Here is her message:
I have just received some very sad news.  Dr. Robert Ellett passed away 
suddenly this morning.   Dr. Ellett was a tremendous colleague and mentor, 
and a great instructor in our School.   He will be missed by us all!  SLIS 
will be honoring Dr. Ellett once we get more details.  However, I wanted 
to let you know about this now.  I am shocked, as I am sure you are.   We 
will be in touch about a change of instructor for his Libr 248 classes; 
unfortunately we will have to cancel his 1 unit RDA class -Libr 287-17.

I am sorry to have to share such sad news.

Dr. Hirsh"
I was one of Dr. Ellett's students at SJSU. He was an amazing professor 
and gifted cataloger.
Denise Kane