In Memoriam: Bob Malinowsky, SLA President 1985-1986
SLA regrets to announce that Harold Robert “Bob” Malinowsky, who served as president of SLA in 1985-1986, died on August 16.
Born in Kansas in 1933, Bob earned his library degree at the University of Denver. After a career in private industry, he began working in the Watson Library, the oldest and largest library at the University of Kansas, and eventually became associate dean of the university’s libraries. In 1985, he accepted a position with the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he served as a professor and principal bibliographer for the library until retiring in 2011.
Bob joined SLA in 1963 and was active in the Sci-Tech Division and the Illinois Chapter. After serving as president, he was named a Fellow of SLA in 1988 and was inducted into the SLA Hall of Fame in 2003. He was still an SLA member at the time of his death.
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