The library community lost a great contributor and professional last week.
Sandra Tung, a former Santa Monica and Altadena resident, died peacefully on April 23, 2008. Sandra retired from Boeing last year where she was the Business Information Manager for Business Development since 1998.
Previously she worked at Rockwell, Savage Information Services and NASA Applications Center. She set a very high standard when it came to being active in professional organizations.
Sandra was a long time member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (LACASIS). During the 1980's, she played a major role in making LACASIS a stronger, more vibrant organization. Sandra, a talented leader with a "can do attitude", was a natural mentor. She understood the value of working with new members to insure the next generation of leaders would be strong. She was active in LACASIS for over 15 years and served as Treasurer, 1992-1995; Marketing/Database Coordinator, 1995-97; Program Committee member 1995-96; and Awards Committee Member 1997-99. In 1994 she was recognized for her service and won the Outstanding Member Award.
One of Sandra's legacies is the continuing success of LACASIS as a professional organization. She will always be remembered as a LACASIS "super star".
Sandra was also very active in the Southern California Online Users Group
(SCOUG) Steering Committee, where she somehow found time to serve as the Chair, Program Chair, Annual Retreat Coordinator and Annual Workshop Chair.
She was also a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).
Sandra was a multi-talented, warm woman who will be missed by many. She is survived by her children Doug, Diana and Irene, three grandchildren and a loving extended family.
Donations may be made in her name to San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity 770 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91103,www.sgvhabitat.org