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Lorna Daniells, 94, HBS librarian

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Prominent research librarian at Harvard for nearly 40 years

Lorna Daniells, a prominent research librarian who worked at Harvard Business School’s Baker Library from 1946 until her retirement in 1985, died on June 11 in Bloomfield, Conn., at the age of 94.  During her nearly 40 years at HBS, she served as chair of the library’s reference department from 1970 to 1974, head of the department from 1974 to 1979, and as bibliographer from 1979 to 1985.

According to Stephen A. Greyser, the School’s Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, “Lorna was a rare combination — very knowledgeable about all facets of her work and very supportive in all her interactions with faculty, always providing service with a smile and often guiding researchers in directions they may not have considered before meeting with her.  She represented the best tradition of a world-class research library known for assisting people from Harvard Business School, Harvard University, and around the world in the pursuit and development of knowledge and ideas.  She not only sustained that reputation but enhanced it.”

In 1978, Daniells published a book titled “Business Information Sources,” which for many years was the leading comprehensive financial information source guide for universities and business leaders across the country

Funeral arrangements were private.  Contributions in Daniells’s memory can be made to the Seabury Charitable Foundation, 200 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

To read the full obituary, visit the HBS website.