Nolan Lushington

Nolan Lushington, librarian and library building planner, died at his home in Hartford on June 12, 2013. He was a summer resident of Chebeague Island for nearly 20 years.

He is remembered for over 200 library building projects, many in New England. He began his career in libraries at the Free Library of Philadelphia. He was the director of the Greenwich Library (1966-1988) and an associate professor at the School of Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University (1989-2002).

Nolan was the author of "Library Buildings Designed for Users", and the "Design and Evaluation of Public Library Buildings." His articles on libraries appeared in "American Libraries" and the "Public Library Journal, " among other publications. He was working on a history of library architecture at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louise Blalock, three children from a prior marriage, Christopher, Nancy, and Michael Lushington, four step children, Lisa Niebels, Eva, Thomas, and Mara Dolan, and 11 grandchildren and step grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in Hartford on August 16, 2013 at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 3:30 pm. Gifts in memory may be made to VNA Healthcare Hospice, Hartford.