Law school librarian dead at age 44

Cause of death unknown

Anne Marie Nancy Crossed, the Cataloging, Reference and Circulation Librarian for the Washington College of Law, died suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The cause of death is not presently known. Crossed, a tenured member of the Law Library staff, was 44 years old.

Crossed had served with the WCL Library since 1996 after working for the Prince George's County Memorial Public Library. A resident of Greenbelt, Md., Crossed was a member of the American Association of Law Librarians and the Law Librarians' Society of Washington D.C. In the LLSDC, she had served as the chair of the Academic Special Interest Section from 2001-02 and as Corresponding Secretary from 2002-03.

As a Librarian, she has published several works in Law Library Lights, released by the LLSDC, and has written a book, Family Law Sources and Services for Pro Se Litigants in Maryland. She also worked outside the library as a paralegal for a short while.

Crossed had graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in paralegal studies and later received a Masters of Science in Library Science from Catholic University. She spent much of her free time working on and using her boat as well as, gardening, caving and listening to blues music.

She is survived by her four children, all living in Greenbelt. The Greenbelt Federal Credit Union is establishing the Crossed Children Education Fund in her honor.

St. Hugh's Catholic Church of Greenbelt will be holding a memorial service on Friday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. There will also be visitation at the Hughes' Sons Funeral Home in Hyattsville, Md. from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday with prayers at 7 p.m.

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