Roger Towe, Head Librarian at Woodlane library died earlier this week from a heart attack.
It is very hard to imagine the college without him.
My first thought, after disbelief, was that I didn't say thank you enough. Without Roger's support and encouragement this project wouldn't have happened. He was always available for a moral-boosting talk, full of ideas and contacts and when you are trying to get a project started, a positive voice from inside the college means so much.
He had a vision for the college that came from a genuine enthusiasm for student's work and from seeing the library as a hub that brought people together. The exhibition space above the library and ongoing collection of student and graduate work and publications was just one part of this.
Dean Owens put it well when he said: 'He's irreplaceable as his job description could simply have read: 'being Roger.'
Thank you Roger.
Update: Anne sent this picture together with her comment below: