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 Jim Haug, 72, a senior librarian at the National Museum of Natural History Library, died October 31 of sudden heart failure in his home.  He lived in Arlington, Va.

Haug began working for the Libraries in 1999. He oversaw training for library users’ and researchers’ needs, made the natural history library collections more available to the public, maintained the physical integrity of the library collections and kept biographic records for local collections. In addition, Haug seamlessly processed outgoing intra-library loan requests and through his efforts contributed to long-standing goals of the Libraries and the Institution.

 Prior to coming to the Smithsonian, Haug was an Assistant Professor in the Academic Library Services Department at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC).

Haug held a doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Co. He also earned a master’s of library and information science from North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC), a master’s of science in public health in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC), a master’s of arts in anthropology from the University of Colorado (Boulder, Co.) and a bachelor of arts in anthropology from the University of Colorado (Boulder, Co.).

Haug was a dear colleague and friend to the Smithsonian Libraries and Natural History Museum staff.  He will be greatly missed.—Liz O'Brien

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