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    A RESOLUTION memorializing David Arthur Bucove, former director of the Monroe County Public Library, for his dedication and service to the citizens of Monroe County and Indiana.

Kruzan, Welch

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


    A RESOLUTION memorializing David Arthur Bucove, former director of the Monroe County Public Library, for his dedication and service to the citizens of Monroe County and Indiana.

    Whereas, David Bucove passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2002, at the age of 60;

    Whereas, Mr. Bucove was born January 15, 1941, in Wichita, Kansas, to Maurice and Rietta Bucove and was reared in New York City;

    Whereas, Mr. Bucove married Susan Wood of Bloomington, Indiana, on June 21, 1975, in Anderson, Indiana, and together they had four children;

    Whereas, Mr. Bucove earned a master's degree in library science from Indiana University;

    Whereas, As director of the Anderson Public Library from 1969 to 1992, Mr. Bucove helped design the facility when it moved from the Carnegie Library site to the Sears, Roebuck Building;

    Whereas, Mr. Bucove's experience in library administration and renovation brought him to Bloomington in the early 1990s when he was hired by the Monroe County Public Library because "He was a fine librarian and knew how to build a library";

    Whereas, During Mr. Bucove's tenure as director of the

Monroe County Public Library, the organization grew into a $20 million facility following a major renovation project that was completed in 1997;

    Whereas, During his more than three decades of experience in library administration throughout Indiana, Mr. Bucove was known for his warmth and conviction and was highly respected by his peers for his knowledge and leadership;

    Whereas, among Mr. Bucove's contributions was the development of HoosierNet, a nonprofit organization that provides Internet service to businesses, nonprofit organizations, governments, and individuals in the local community;

    Whereas, Mr. Bucove, who passionately believed in freedom of speech and the First Amendment and carried a copy of the United States Constitution in his pocket at all times, traveled to Indianapolis year after year during sessions of the Indiana General Assembly to track library issues and participate in the political process;

    Whereas, While Mr. Bucove was known for his leadership in the Indiana Library Federation, his many memberships included the Unitarian Universalist Church, Jewish Historical Society, Indiana University Alumni Association, Eastern Indiana Area Library Services Authority, B'nai B'rith Anderson Chapter, Madison County United Way board, East Central Indiana Legal Association board, Urban League, Anderson Rotary Club, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Genealogical Society, Madison County Historical Society, Monroe County Historical Society, Madison County Visitors Association, HoosierNet, Monroe County United Way, Madison County United Cerebral Palsy Association, Anderson Chamber Orchestra, Playmakers & White River Players, Highland High School Band Boosters, Paramount Heritage Foundation, Sister City Corporation, United Faith Housing, New Center One, Gruenewald Home, and Women's Alternatives;

    Whereas, Throughout his life, Mr. Bucove received many awards recognizing his accomplishments and contributions, including the Indiana University Library and Information

Science Distinguished Alumni Award, the Elwood Phillips Award, the key to the city of Anderson presented by Mayor J. Mark Lawler, the Outstanding Leadership Award, and the Chief Anderson Award; and

    Whereas, Mr. Bucove, who touched the lives of many people and made them better, will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and the citizens of Indiana: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to extend its deeply felt sympathy to the family of David Bucove in its time of grief and to express its appreciation for all he did for Indiana and its citizens.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Mr. Bucove's wife Susan, his four children Beth, Rachel, Christina, and Andre, his brother Arnold, and his six grandchildren.