Scott Alan Smith

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Planning Committee is grieved to report that Scott Alan Smith passed away on March 12, 2018.  The Institute is a unique and amazing conference and the venue is awesome! Scott was a great emcee!  Scott was a long time representative at various times for a number of vendors, including Blackwell North America and Blackwell’s. He served for several years as director for the Langlois (Oregon) Public Library and later as a volunteer at public libraries near his Columbia Gorge home in Mosier, Oregon.  He was a founding member of the planning committees for the Feather River Institute and the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge and his work contributed significantly to advances in library acquisitions and the development of our community of practice.  He was a masterful storyteller and a convivial and attentive host at the Institutes.  He will be missed by family, friends, and colleagues.  The Acquisitions Institute will continue into the future and the Planning Committee is developing a remembrance for Scott at this year’s institute.  We hope that friends and colleagues will share their memories of Scott on our website: http://acquisitionsinstitute.org/2018/03/29/remembering-scott-alan-smith/