David Dean Oberhelman died January 25 after a sudden illness. For many years, he was the Mythopoeic Society’s administrator for the Mythopoeic Fantasy and Mythopoeic Scholarship awards
Read the family obituary here.
David was a W.P. Wood Professor of Library Service at the Edmon Low Library at Oklahoma State University, where he has worked since 1999. David was an active member of the American Library Association, and is the author of over 100 scholarly publications and numerous professional presentations. He will be remembered fondly by family and many friends and colleagues from Oklahoma State University and elsewhere.
[Thanks to Robin Reid for the story.]
Newspaper obituaries of David Oberhelman here and here. Lots of good anecdotes from his library colleagues.
Also courtesy of DB from the MythSoc’s Yahoo! Group is
this short video of David wearing his professional librarian hat. David Oberhelman was such a kind and gentle man, fun and encouraging and unselfish. I was fortunate to spend about a dozen years serving on the Mythopoeic Society’s board of directors with him.