Lynn TAYLOR, supervising librarian and former president of DC 37 Union Local 1930, died on May 10th after a long illness. Twelve years ago, she was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal disease of unknown origin, and had been doing well until about two years ago. After a brief hospitalization she returned home under hospice care and died two weeks later.
She was from the Baltimore, Maryland, area, and received her MLS from nearby Towson University. Prior to embarking on her library career, Lynn was a union organizer and was always active politically.
Lynn began her NYPL career in 1977 through the CETA program; she was assigned to the Offices of Adult Services as an entry-level librarian. In 1986, she was sent to the Manhattan Borough Office as a senior librarian. She worked at a number of branches, including Riverside, George Bruce, Yorkville, and Seward Park before becoming the Supervising Branch Librarian of New Amsterdam. She was there from 1992 until her retirement in 2008, with the exception of her two-year term (2004-2006) as president of the Union.
She was devoted to the Library and its mission to provide free access to all and loved books, reading, and both her co-workers and the public. She was very active in the library union, Local 1930 of DC 37.
Lynn traveled extensively with her friends and husband, loved the Jersey shore, the ocean, music concerts, jazz, and museum visits. After retirement she took up sketching and painting. She was also quite fond of drinking and dining.
Lynn was cremated and interred at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn. She can be found there under Lynn A. Taylor. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to her husband, Glenn Mills, at 16 Park Place Brooklyn, NY 11217.
See New York Public Library Newsletter, Issue 25, page 17.
See New York Public Library Newsletter, Issue 25, page 20.