Patricia Schuman's Remembrance of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)

This remembrance is from Patricia Glass Schuman, who was President of ALA, 1991-1992; Treasurer of ALA, 1984-1988; and President, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1976-2011. Pat’s remembrance is a selection from a collection of memories by librarian and publishing colleagues that will be…

Dimi Berkner's Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

At my mom’s memorial service, we asked her long-time friend Dimi Berkner to say some words. Her eulogy: ___ Gail will be honored and celebrated for her fierce dedication to libraries and ALA and for her contribution to reference publishing….

Remembrance From My Mom's Lifelong Friend, David Weber (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

I have several remembrances of my mom that have surfaced in the past few weeks. I’ll be sharing them in due course. I’ll start with this remembrance from David Weber, a friend of my mom for 50 years. David became…

An Example of How My Mom's Books Helped Students (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

On my trip to Korea, I met Shubha Gokhale, a professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul. After mentioning my mom’s death, Shubha sent me this wonderful comment that reinforces the many ways my mom’s work made the…

My Sister's Eulogy For Our Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

We had a memorial service for my mom, Gail Schlachter Hauser, a couple weeks ago. My sister’s eulogy: ___ Eulogy for My Mom: Gail Schlachter By Sandy Hirsh May 17, 2015 What do “energizer bunny”, “effervescent schlachter”, “small but mighty”,…

My Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

On Sunday, we celebrated the life of my mom, Gail Schlachter. We had a full house of about 80 people. We did some readings, said the Mourner’s Kaddish, had some eulogies, watched a slideshow (with “(I Had) The Time of…

Selected Remembrances of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)

As word of Dr. Gail Schlachter’s death spread through various communities, there was an outpouring of love and respect that overwhelmed us. We knew her death would impact many communities, and our hearts ached as we heard from so many…

My First Mother's Day Without My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

I know Mother’s Day is supposed to be about moms, but please indulge me as I describe it from a son’s perspective. As a Jewish son, Mother’s Day has always been a difficult day. After all, Jewish babies start out…

Signs That My Mom Is Still Thinking of Us (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)

It’s comforting to think of my mom’s soul watching over us and sending us occasional signs or reminders of her love for us. On the day of my mom’s burial service, I noted three unusual “coincidences” that might have been…

My Mom's Idea of a "Really Good Day" (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)

My mom filled out an advance healthcare directive before her death. We didn’t need to use it, but the fact we had it provided us (as loved ones) great comfort that we wouldn’t have to guess about my mom’s preferences….