YOUNG--Patricia Ann, died suddenly after a brief illness on May 23, 2014 at the age of 66. Beloved daughter of Elizabeth and the late David Young, loving sister of Kathleen (William) Finneran, devoted Aunt to Lesley and John Finneran. Pat graduated with a BA from the University of Michigan and remained a passionate Wolverine. She went on to complete a Masters of Library Sciences from Simmons College and a MA from Brooklyn College. Pat was very proud of her long career as a librarian. She began her career at the Charles Warren Center for American History at Harvard University followed by a position at Wilmington Institute (Public) Library in Wilmington, DE. She then moved to work for Special Collections at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, OH, as Assistant Librarian for Technical Services. Subsequently, she moved to Brooklyn to work as a cataloger and then Access Services Librarian at Brooklyn College Library, Brooklyn, NY. Her career continued as she advanced to The City University of New York central office to work as the assistant Director for Library Automation Systems. Pat was instrumental in the development of the integrated library systems known as CUNY+. She enjoyed her long career in the Office of Library Systems at CUNY. Before she retired, Pat was the Director of Library Systems at CUNY and after retiring she continued to work as an Adjunct Systems Librarian in the same department. She also maintained strong professional connections with the national and local library organizations including NUGM, the American Library Association and of the New York Technical Services Librarians. Pat was an avid New York theater supporter and she cared deeply for her Brooklyn community. Pat will be remembered for her sharp intellect, mischievous sense of humor and her devotion to her dogs, Vincent, Rose and JoJo. Pat will be missed dearly by her family and friends and will remain in our hearts forever. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Brooklyn College Library.
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Published in The New York Times on May 29, 2014