Monday, April 03, 2023
Remembering Our MDMLG President, Margaret Danowski

It is with a heavy heart that I convey to you that our current Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group (MDMLG) President, colleague and friend, Margaret Danowski, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Margaret was the Health Professions Librarian at Central Michigan University's Park Library since 2019. Before working at Central Michigan University, she worked for 23 years as an Assistant Professor and IT/Reference Librarian at Madonna University in Livonia, MI, where she was the Liaison to the College of Nursing and Health. In her early career, Margaret worked as a part-time librarian for a dental supply company in Romulus, MI, as well as a library technical assistant at the Oakland County Law Library.

Her early dream was to become an archaeologist. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology (1985) at the University of Michigan, Margaret enrolled in an art history graduate program in North Carolina where she studied ancient art. She returned to Michigan and worked as a serials and routing clerk at a law library in the metropolitan Detroit area. At the urging of her supervisor, she applied to the University of Michigan’s School of Library and Information Science, where she earned her M.I.L.S. in 1990.

Margaret, also called Meg, will always be remembered by her MDMLG colleagues and friends as a hard-worker with a positive disposition who was always willing to volunteer for committees and other service work. She was a member of MDMLG’s Nominating Committee for two years (2020-2021 & 2021-2022), Chair of the Programming and Professional Development Committee (2021-2022), and served as President from August 2022 until her recent passing. She added a seasoned depth of insight, as well as a touch of humor, to our association discussions. She will be so missed by all of us.

At this time, there are no formal services planned. However, should any plans be announced, they will be communicated to the MDMLG membership.


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