CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Memorial for Elisabeth Lohr Logan, a mentor

Elisabeth Lohr Logan, 71, died on January 31, 2007. Beth, as she was known to family and friends, lived life to the fullest. She taught at Florida State University's School of Information and Library Studies (now College of Information) from 1985 until 2001.

A dedicated teacher, she won the 1998 Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award from the American Society of Information Science. Dedicated in 2001, the "Logan Teaching Lab" at the College of Information recognizes her significant contributions to the school.

After retiring from Florida State in 2001 as professor emerita, she moved to Singapore to teach for two years at Nanyang Technological College. Returning to Tallahassee she soon tired of her second retirement and took over as director of the Radio Reading Service at WFSU-FM, a reading service for the blind and visually impaired.

An extensive world traveler and adventurer, Beth embraced activities ranging from trekking in Nepal to bungee jumping. She loved downhill skiing, swimming, reading, running and playing the flute.

Beth was active in the Killearn United Methodist Church Bell Choir and the Tallahassee Community Chorus. Drawing friends together, she was the inspiration behind the O.F. potluck dinner club for retired FSU SILS faculty as well as the "Whatever" Book Club. Beth received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to the Dr. Elisabeth Lohr Logan Memorial Fund at Oberlin College, established to support women students in the sciences, arts or humanities who will study or complete a research project in the Middle East. Checks, marked with purpose of the contribution, should be addressed to the:

Elisabeth Logan Memorial Fund,
Oberlin College,
Bosworth Hall 102,
Oberlin, OH 44074.
The above memorial to Elisabeth Logan comes from the family website (
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