Retirement didn’t slow Cathy down. After her departure from the MBL in 2011, she served as an MBL Library Scholar, a consultant for the National Library of Medicine, and helped develop the History and Philosophy of Science Program and MBL History Project. She later served as the Falmouth Representative to the Authority Board of Governors of the Steamship Authority, while continuing her almost 40-year career as a Justice of the Peace, having presided over the marriages of hundreds of couples.
Cathy’s attitude was that we can do anything if we work together, learn how to do it, and do it with style. The Catherine N. Norton Fellowship will make it possible for others to follow her path of innovation in library and information science—bringing together education and scholarship in the best possible ways. Cathy expected the future to look different from today, and this fellowship will help support those who will help bring the change.
Cathy’s obituary can be found here
The Catherine N. Norton Fellowship is a permanent endowment administered by the MBL Library. Proceeds will be used to cover approved expenses for a student or early career fellow to work using tools and resources at the Library or Archives at the MBL on a defined project. Selected fellows must be committed to the principles Cathy Norton represented by having the project be openly accessible, collaborative, innovative, connective, and laying the foundation for new scientific knowledge. Applicants may propose their own project, as Cathy always loved a good idea, or participate in a project defined by the Library.
We hope that you will contribute generously to the fund.
Ways to give:
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Email Jen Walton