A Real Librarian


I am writing this post in the memory of a good friend, Mr. Mohammad Ali Khaksari, who was a real librarian with all desirable characteristics that an excellent librarian should have. Mr. Khaksari was one of my colleagues at the Main Library of Ferdowsi University in Mashhad who sadly passed away two days ago. I heard the sad news yesterday through the Iranian LIS discussion group and it was difficult for me to believe it. He was very humble with a great personality and so enthusiastic about librarianship. His commitment to a long period of hard work in that library, for more than 30 years, was admirable. He had a degree in philosophy and long time experience in different aspects of library science in general and cataloguing in particular. Mr. Khaksari was one of the pioneers in adopting LC classification method in Iranian academic libraries. His services to the library science in Iran will always be remembered. God bless him.

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