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Obituary: Dr John Screen

1 October 2009

It is with great sadness that the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) has learnt of the sudden death of Dr John Screen on Thursday 24 September.

John Screen, former UCL SSEES librarian

Having taken a BA in History at Cambridge, John received his Postgraduate diploma in librarianship from the School of Library,  Archive and Information Studies (the precursor of UCL Information Studies) in 1963, and went on to serve on the University of London's Board of Library, Archive and Information Studies, serving both as Chair and Vice-Chair.

John was the SSEES Librarian for 26 years, from 1972 until his retirement in 1998.  He remained actively associated with the School in connection with his research into Finnish military history, from which followed a number of very well received academic publications. He will be very much missed at SSEES and by many other people across the library and academic communities. 

Image: Dr John Screen