Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RIP, Cynthia Hurd

The murderous attack on Charleston, SC churchgoers on June 17th has shocked and saddened the nation, but now I've learned another reason to be dismayed. My faith has lost brothers and sisters, and my profession has lost a longstanding member. According to an article at Inside Higher Ed, Cynthia Hurd was a librarian at a regional public library, and a part-time librarian at The College of Charleston. The IHE article quotes an open letter to the campus from the CoC president.

"She was a protector and lover of books and a fountain of knowledge whose loss will be felt by our entire college community,” he wrote. “Known for her quick wit and sense of humor, Cynthia connected with every person with whom she came in contact. She could relate to anyone, no matter who they were or where they came from. In that sense, she represented the very best of our college and our beloved Charleston."

Rest in Peace, Cynthia. May Light Perpetual shine upon you, and may your Memory be Eternal.

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