Catherine D. Scott


SCOTT CATHERINE D. SCOTT "Kitty" (Age 82) Former Chief Librarian and Director of the National Air and Space Museum Library, Smithsonian, and member Special Libraries Association, serving as President 1992-1993, and inducted into SLA Hall of Fame, 1996, died peacefully in her sleep on May 17 at her home in Washington, DC. "Kitty" Scott graduated from the Catholic University of America and received her Masters in Library Science in 1955. Her distinguished career included being the founder and Chief, Technology Library, Bellcomm Inc. a subsidiary of AT&T, where she worked closely on Project Apollo; her confirmation by the Senate to the first National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) winner of the Federal Service Medal. "Kitty" Scott enjoyed travel with friends, her membership at the Capital Yacht Club and was very active in the Republican Party at District and National levels. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Old Saint Mary''s (Chinatown) 727 5th St. NW. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Special Libraries Association or Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Published by The Washington Post from May 23 to May 24, 2010.
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A friend, SLA colleague, travel buddy and eating partner. We shared a lot of time together over our 35+ years. My husband and I will miss her.
Ed and Wilda Newman
May 26, 2010
My condolences to the Scott family.What shows that a person value the gift of life? By the legacy they leave behind. May those happy memories sustain the family and bring some comfort to your heart.

psalms 46:1- God is for us a refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distresses.
May 24, 2010
Kitty was a wonderful mentor and colleague and she guided so many of us over the years. We will miss her intelligence, wisdom, wonderful grace and charm.
Toni Carbo
Drexel University
Toni Carbo
May 24, 2010
I will miss Kitty's wit and sharp mind. Before blogging and social media, Kitty used the telephone to share her thoughts with me, as well as others, on the role of the profession in society. We spoke many times during my SLA Presidential year and I learned a great deal from her. My thoughts go to her family and many friends. Ethel M Salonen, Lexington, MA.
May 24, 2010
We mourn the passing of a distinguished professional, comforted by the fact that her leadership in the Special Libraries Association sustained the very organization where others could learn how to perform their professional work, well, almost as well as she!
Tony Stankus
May 24, 2010
Our Beloved Catherine "Kitty" will be missed but fondly remembered by Glyne and Sylvia Piggott. She was a good friend and mentor in my career
Sylvia Piggott, Montreal, Canada
Sylvia Piggott
May 23, 2010
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