22:1 (2007:03) In Memoriam – Charles May

February 20, 2007 at 4:09 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment


Longtime NASIG member Charles May, systems librarian at Uncle Remus Regional Library in Madison, Georgia, died September 24, 2006.  His wife, Elaine Hardy, sent the following information about him:

Charles received his MLS at the University of Alabama in 1983. He began his library work life prior to that at Birmingham Public Library in Birmingham, Alabama, as a shelver and became a cataloger. In the late eighties, he moved to Atlanta to work at SOLINET. He began there in tape processing but quickly moved to OCLC Services. While an OCLC Services Coordinator, he traveled the Southeast, training many libraries in cataloging and interlibrary loan with OCLC. In 1994, he became the systems librarian at New Hanover Library System in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 1996, he became the systems librarian at Uncle Remus Regional Library in Madison, Georgia, where he remained until his death on September 24, 2006. He had been ill for some time, but his death was unexpected.

At one time, Charles was very active in NASIG, attending most conferences and serving on committees. After joining Uncle Remus, he was unable to be as active since he was no longer a serials cataloger, but he maintained his membership. He had fond memories of attending conferences and spoke often about the people he met and the places he went.

Elaine may be contacted at: 

Library Services Manager – Collections & Reference
Georgia Public Library Service,
A Unit of the University System of Georgia
1800 Century Place, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA  30345-4304


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  1. I am so sorry to learn about Charles. I had some good times with him at the early conferences, particularly the one at Oglethorpe.

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