The Legacies of My Mom, Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)


Gail Schlachter, Palo Alto

Today would have been my mom Gail Schlachter’s 80th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, this post recap some of her ongoing legacies.

Undoubtedly, mom would have said that her most important legacies are her children (Sandy and me) and four grandchildren. While each of us has been deeply influenced by her, mom’s legacies extend broader than that. Five examples:

1) My sister and I created an ALA research grant program in mom’s name.

2) Mom created and funded a scholarship program for college students in the name of her parents, Lewis and Helen Goldstein.

3) Mom’s ALA-related papers are archived at the University of Illinois.

4) A complete set of mom’s published books–hundreds of them–are archived at San Jose State.

5) We sold mom’s publishing business to a start-up called AdmitHub in 2016. AdmitHub rebranded as Mainstay and recently turned the scholarship directory database over to a nonprofit, the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA). EdSurge’s story of the transfer. That means the database mom built over the decades is still helping students achieve their educational goals–years after her death.

Mom may be gone, but she’ll never be forgotten. ז”ל

Blog Posts About Gail Schlachter Hauser’s Death

* Announcing the “Gail Schlachter Financial Aid Directory Collection” at San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives
* How Reference Service Press Books Acknowledge My Mom’s Career & Life (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
PROJECT COMPLETE: I’ve Finished Selling My Mom’s Real Estate Portfolio
Announcing the Helen B. and Lewis E. Goldstein Scholarship Fund
Remarks From Gail Schlachter’s Induction Into the California Library Hall of Fame (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
Memorial For My Mom At The ALA Annual Meeting (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
Patricia Schuman’s Remembrance of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)
Dimi Berkner’s Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
Remembrance From My Mom’s Lifelong Friend, David Weber (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
Remembrance from Sumyyah Bilal
An Example of How My Mom’s Books Helped Students (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
My Sister’s Eulogy For Our Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
My Eulogy For My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
* From my wife: Gail Schlachter, My Mother-in-law, Remembered
Selected Remembrances of Gail Schlachter Hauser (1943-2015)
My First Mother’s Day Without My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)
Signs That My Mom Is Still Thinking of Us (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)
My Mom’s Idea of a “Really Good Day” (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)
Initial Reflections on Losing a Parent (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)
My Mom Died: Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015

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  1. Florie
    Florie · April 7, 2023 at 12:04:18 · →

    Dearest Eric, I can’t believe it has been 8 years. I remember her so fondly. Full of energy, always a big bright smile and, in line perfectly in our tradition, beaming in your success! Sending you much love today and always, Florie לעולם אל תשכח

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