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The Journal of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland

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August 2005 Volume 3 (4)

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland

Obituary

Geo S. Neil Mochrie

Neil Mochrie died on 27 January 2005. He loved books and cared deeply about social justice. It was no surprise when he chose librarianship as his profession.

He began his career in Stirling County Library and, after working in public libraries in Glasgow, Glenrothes and Motherwell, he became librarian of Springburn Further Education College in Glasgow. From there he moved to become the first librarian of Cardonald College where he had the exciting opportunity of creating its library.

His last appointment was as Senior Tutor Librarian at Stevenson College in Edinburgh where, together with his lecturer colleague Geoff Silcock, he produced one of the first computerised library catalogues.

Neil was also a poet. He wrote poems from a very young age and was still writing them until a few days before his death.

He will be remembered by all who knew and worked with him. His spirit lives on in the many, many poems he has written. IS

Dorothy Mochrie


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