John N. Berry III, library science educator and editor, passed away on October 10, 2020. He was 87.
Berry served as faculty of Pratt Institute’s School of Information from 2004 to 2014. Among the courses he taught at Pratt were LIS 651 Information Professions and LIS 609 Professional Writing, himself an accomplished writer who made significant contributions to journalism around librarianship.
Berry was a longtime editor of and writer for Library Journal, the respected publication for library professionals. He served as its editor in chief for nearly four decades, and over the years penned numerous articles for its pages. After retirement, he continued on as editor at large.
In its remembrance of Berry, Library Journal highlights his career-long commitment to advancing his field. Among the accolades he received throughout his career were the American Library Association’s Joseph W. Lippincott Award for service to the library profession, in 1992, and in 1993, the Service to ALISE award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education.
Read Berry’s obituary in Library Journal.