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Memorial: Donald B. Simpson, 1942–2020

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Don Simpson

Donald B. Simpson, former president of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), died on April 5, 2020, at age 77.

Simpson served as CRL’s third president 1980–1999. Prior to that, he was the executive director of the Bibliographical Center for Research in Denver, Colorado, 1975–1980.

Simpson was active in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), serving on the Research Libraries Advisory Committee to OCLC and the ARL Committee on Research Collections.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the International Music Foundation, 11 E. Adams St., Suite 350-B, Chicago IL 60603, or to a charity of your choice.

For more information about Simpson’s life and career, see the CRL post “Remembering Donald Simpson” and his obituary from the Chicago Tribune.

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