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Marion Kelt (nee Murphie)

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The following obituary has been provided by the staff at Glasgow Caledonian University Library. Marion will be greatly missed by all at CILIPS and the wider library and information community. 

We lost Marion Kelt suddenly on the 16th June 2019.  We are all shocked and deeply saddened by her loss.  Marion was well known and respected in the library world most recently for her award winning work in Copyright.  Marion will be hugely missed and remembered with great affection by her family, colleagues and friends.  She was extremely well-liked and highly respected for her engaging personality, her open and helpful nature, her kindness and her unique sense of humour.

Marion studied Philosophy and Librarianship at Strathclyde where she met her husband and fellow librarian Peter Kelt.  She worked across the library world in School libraries, Public libraries and in Further and Higher Education.  Marion came to Glasgow Caledonian University from one of its founding institutions, Queen’s College, in 1998.  At Glasgow Caledonian University Marion moved through her various roles of Assistant Librarian to Senior Librarian and lastly Research and Open Access Librarian with enthusiasm and dedication.

Outside of work Marion loved spending time with her family, music, comics, gardening, gin, real ale and cats and she had an endless stock of anecdotes on these and many other subjects. We will all miss the tremendous fun that Marion brought to our lives and we hope you’ll join us in raising some funds to help her beloved cats: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/marionkelt