On December 14, 2018, the MOBIUS Board of Directors renamed the MOBIUS IUG Conference Scholarship to the Robin Kespohl IUG Conference Scholarship. Robin passed in early 2018 and was unable to help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of MOBIUS, of which she would have been very proud to see.
Robin worked for MOBIUS for seven years and before that for over 30 years at Ellis Library at MU. According to George Rickerson, first MOBIUS Executive Director, “Robin was responsible for getting the initial clusters up and running and it was due to her amazing intelligence, energy, grace, wisdom and determination that it was so successful. It is not hyperbole to say that it would not have happened without her, at least not on time and certainly not as smoothly.”
We would like to honor Robin’s hard work and contribution to the success of MOBIUS by renaming this scholarship in her name. Thank you, Robin, for caring so much to make it all happen.