In Memoriam: Ceres Birkhead

We note with sadness the death...

We note with sadness the death of Ceres Birkhead in Salt Lake City on December 30, 2011. Ceres was involved in SALALM for many years. For the SALALM 1994 meeting in Salt Lake City, she served as part of the local arrangements committee. From 1987 to 2009, she was a reference librarian at the University of Utah. More remarkable than what she did, though, was what she was as a friend and colleague who lit up our lives when we were with her. Born in the Brazilian city of Candelária, she had a smile with candle power to rival the sun. Private messages and tributes may be expressed via email to

Richard Hacken
Brigham Young University