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Glenda Armstrong Rememberance

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It is with great sadness that we share the unexpected passing of our recently retired colleague, Glenda Armstrong, at the age of 72. In December 2019, Glenda retired from IUPUI University Library as our Acquisitions Supervisor after nearly 50 years of service. Her long tenure with us made her the “Employee with the most years of service in IUPUI University Library history.”

Glenda loved her family, her church, and her job and it was evident in the way she spoke and lived. She was very active in her church, loved spending time with her family, always engaged in conversation with colleagues about their families (especially their children), and was an avid supporter of the Library’s philanthropic efforts. As the winner of the Indiana Library Federation award for Outstanding Library Staff in 1982 and the INCOLSA Outstanding Service to the Library Profession award in 1998, Glenda was dedicated to the work of libraries throughout her career. IUPUI University Library was lucky to be the home of her dedication. 

Glenda will forever be remembered as a great leader and resource for her team, a problem solver, the perfect party/pitch-in planner, and one of the nicest people to ever walk the halls of IUPUI University Library. Glenda will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and colleagues and in an effort to preserve her memory, this page has been created for all those that knew and loved her, to share their memories of her.  

  • Read  Glenda's obituary.
  • Listen to Glenda talk about her career at IUPUI through this oral history interview from 2018.
  • Consider giving to IUPUI University Library in memory of Glenda. Please contact Cortnee Yarbrough at cortnee@iupui.edu for more information.
  • Share your memories of Glenda via the "Add new comment" option below.
  • View photos of Glenda's December 2019 Retirement Party at IUPUI University Library by clicking play on the slideshow below: 

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Updated Apr 17, 2020 by Herbert Simon Family Dean