In Memoriam: Roy Mersky (1925-2008)

Professor Roy M. Mersky, the longtime director of the Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research at The University of Texas School of Law, died May 6, 2008 in Austin after a brief illness. He was 82.  Professor Mersky was also the Visiting Law Librarian at New York Law School from 1982-1984 and was instrumental in creating the excellent Mendik Library that we know today. 

Mersky’s professional career was distinguished by his initiatives and innovation in library services, his advocacy and mentoring of law librarians, his engagement in issues that affect information policy, and his very active leadership and participation in professional associations.  He was an extraordinary leader in the law library community.

The University of Texas has prepared a wonderful memorial tribute to Roy.