It is with sincere sadness that I share the news of the unexpected passing of Laura Perrott, long-time library associate, who died at home on Wednesday. Laura worked at the Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library for 31 years.
Laura was someone who embraced the Jesuit spirit of being men and women for and with others. She happily assisted countless students and faculty during her years in the library. She was also a gracious colleague who always had the time to help a coworker. Laura was pleased and proud to have both her son and daughter earn degrees from Canisius.
Kris Kasbohm, the Bouwhuis Library Director, shared the following description of Laura’s impressive work at the library.
“Laura worked in a variety of roles during her time at the library but she is most remembered for her work in interlibrary loan (ILL). Whenever someone made a request, it was Laura doing the behind the scenes work to deliver the material. Laura enjoyed the puzzle that ILL requests offer. Would she be able to find the requested item? Would there be a library willing to lend it? Where in the world would it come from? Could she find a way to get it here in time for the patron? The amazing thing is, she could in almost every case.”
We offer heartfelt condolences to the Perrott family and to her close friends and colleagues in the library. She will be greatly missed.
Requiescat in pace!
Submitted by: Sara R. Morris, vice president, Academic Affairs