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Profile Photo of Liz FoxLiz Fox, B.A. (Hons) 1973, played an integral role in shaping Queen’s Library.

Liz Fox, the Electronic Services Librarian and Head of the Library Systems unit, passed away suddenly on Aug. 23, 2009 from complications associated with her resolute struggle against lymphoma.

Throughout her 35 years of service to Queen’s, Liz was widely admired for her intelligence, wisdom, dedication to service and, above all, her remarkable kindness and respect for others. She played an integral role in harnessing the opportunities presented by new information technologies, contributing to the emergence and shaping of the modern virtual library at Queen’s.

Liz’s contributions touched upon everyone in the Library system and many across the Queen’s community. She was a respected colleague and an inspirational role model. Her advice was frequently sought and could always be trusted to be both thoughtful and practical. She had a quiet strength and a gentle tact.

Always modest about her remarkable achievements, Liz did not relish the spotlight. She was quick to deflect praise of her own contributions but unfailing in recognizing the work of others. Although she was a private person, her love and admiration for her family were well known to those close to her. Daughter of the late Professor Arthur M. Fox (Spanish and Italian), she is survived by her brother Lorne and her sister Gloria.

Liz was enormously dedicated to the Library and to Queen’s. Her equanimity, wise counsel and gracious manner will be sorely missed, but her contributions and benevolent spirit have been indelibly woven into the fabric of the library and will be part of her enduring legacy.

–This tribute was prepared by Liz Fox’s colleagues at Queen’s University Library.

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