It is with sadness that we announce the recent passing of Frederic S. Baum.  Fred came to Yeshiva University in 1975 as Associate Professor and founding librarian at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  After establishing the law library he assumed the position of Dean of Libraries at YU and served in that capacity from 1979 through 1984.  Following his tenure at Yeshiva, Fred became Director of the Library at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Librarians here remember Fred as a consummate gentleman, a mentor for young professionals, with charm and with a sense of humor.  He was quick to see the potential of technology for information and research, and brought the first computers to Yeshiva’s libraries.

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