In Memoriam: Mimi Drake, Former SLA President

Miriam Anna “Mimi” Drake, president of SLA in 1993-1994 and recipient of the association’s highest honor, the John Cotton Dana Award, in 2002, died 24 December 2014.

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Mimi was born in Boston and educated there as well, earning a bachelor’s degree at Simmons College in 1958 and pursuing a year of post-graduate study at Harvard in 1959-1960. After working in Boston for several years, she returned to school and received a library degree from Simmons in 1971.

The following year, Mimi took a position as head of the research unit of the Purdue University Libraries in Lafayette, Indiana. From 1976 to 1984, she served as assistant director of the Purdue Libraries and professor of library science at the school.

Mimi was named dean of the library at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984 and served in that position until retiring in 2001. After her retirement, she became a professor emerita at Georgia Tech and started a freelance writing and editing business in Atlanta.

Mimi was active in the SLA Georgia Chapter as well as the Leadership & Management Division and the Information Technology Division. In 1985, she received the Alumni Achievement Award from the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons.

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