Shattered: John Iliff, RIP
On Monday, I found out that John Iliff, the Library Technology Consultant for Palinet, died over the weekend. John and I co-presented at last month's NJLA Conference, and we became friends as we worked on our presentation together. Indeed, it was impossible not to become friends with John: he was such a lively, friendly force of nature, and so passionately interested in and supportive of other people that you just got carried away on the tide of his genuine goodness and charm. It's a testament to what a powerful, but not overpowering, personality he had, and what a professional he was that even though we collaborated via telephone & e-mail and did not actually meet in person until the day of our co-presentation, that the whole thing went perfectly smoothly. He was a gem of a person, a pleasure to work with, and I am lucky to have known him.
Remembrances of John may be posted here, or submitted via podcast, here.