In Memoriam, Jalesia Horton

Jalesia Horton

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Jalesia Horton’s recent passing.

While serving as the Director of Access and Resource Sharing Services at Southern Methodist University Libraries, Jalesia Horton was an active member of RUSA STARS, chairing the STARS Outreach & Promotion Committee, representing STARS on multiple RUSA committees, and serving on the STARS Executive Committee and Board. Last spring Jalesia’s leadership within the ILL community was recognized by her election as the next STARS Vice Chair/Chair Elect and her selection as the recipient of the 2023 STARS Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL Librarian Award.

Jalesia was very excited to serve as STARS Vice Chair/Chair Elect, and it was with great regret that she had to step away from this role in December after falling ill. Jalesia would have been an excellent STARS Chair, and her passing is a huge loss for our section and for the wider resource sharing community. She was a wonderful colleague, and the joy and enthusiasm that she brought to her service with STARS was contagious.

Condolences may be sent to the Horton Family via this padlet