In Memoriam: Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson, librarian at the University of Texas San Antonio, passed away in January.

Wilson joined the staff at the University of Texas San Antonio in 1997 as a reference librarian, bibliographer, and coordinator of bibliographic instruction. Her expertize as a librarian included anthropology, Spanish, and government documents. She went on to serve the university as a government documents expert, and subject area library liaison for the anthropology, modern languages, linguistics, criminal justice, and geography departments. Throughout her career, Wilson’s research led her to creating and maintaining several resource guides housed within the University of Texas San Antonio library including the United States Government Information, the United States Congressional, the Constitution Day and U.S. Constitution Resources, and the Latin American and Mexican Online News guides.

“Rita’s dedication and contributions to our library were truly invaluable. Her passion for knowledge and unwavering commitment to serving our community made her a beloved team member,” said Dean Hendrix, University of Texas San Antonio vice provost and university librarian. “Rita’s absence will leave a void that will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of working alongside her. Her legacy of excellence and the positive impact she had on our library and its patrons will be remembered with great admiration.”

Wilson was a graduate of the University of Michigan where she earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in information and library studies. She received a second master’s degree in economics from Eastern Michigan University.

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