GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dr. Marilyn L. Miller, 83, passed away on May 22, 2014 at Beacon Place Hospice in Greensboro, N.C. Born Oct. 9, 1930, in St. Joseph, Mo., she was the daughter of James Irving Miller and Merna Liggett Miller. She was Professor Emeritus, Department of library and Information Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
In 1952, she completed a B.S. degree in Education from the University of Kansas, as well as the A.M.l.S. in 1959, and Ph.D. degrees in 1976 from the University of Michigan.
She served on the faculty of the School of Librarianship at Western Michigan University, as Associate Professor in the School of library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977, and as Professor and Chair, Department of Library Science and Information Studies at UNC at Greensboro in 1987, until retirement in 1995.
Dr. Miller was president of the Kansas Association of School librarians, the Kansas Library Association, and the Michigan Association of Media in Education. She also served as president of the Association for Services to Children, The American Association of School Librarians, and the American Library Association.
Survivors include her cousins, Frances Pearce of Savannah, Mo., Alice Shue and Kenneth West of St. Joseph, Mo.; and longtime friend, Fred Roper. She was preceded in death by lifetime friend Martha E. Merten.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Great Bend Cemetery with the Rev. Julie Shields officiating. Friends and family will gather at the First Congregational Church in Great Bend following the service.
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Oct. 2, 2014