Saturday December 2nd 2023

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Remembering David Norris

David Norris. Provided by Quatrefoil Library


We are devastated by the news that David Philip Norris died Thursday, January 12th, 2023. David was a long-time volunteer and dear friend to many. His calling was that of a librarian and cataloger. At Quatrefoil Library, much of David’s work was behind the scenes, cataloging new items in our collection and enhancing metadata for existing items. David was passionate about making library resources easier to find, and in doing so helped countless others. He worked tirelessly to ensure that bibliographic records were up-to-date, and strived to combat racism in classification systems, always working towards more equitable library practices. For more on that work, you can read his blog:

David was close to many of our volunteers, board members, and library patrons. His legacy will live on whenever our catalog is searched and in the processes he left behind.

We are actively discussing ways that we can memorialize David. If you have a story, photo, or memory of David that you would like to share, please send it to and post on the memorial site: If you would like to be in community with others who knew David, we encourage you to participate in one of our Friday night board game nights, where he was a frequent participant.

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