Pamela J. MacKintosh, longtime librarian at the U-M Library, died Dec. 22 at the age of 60. 

MacKintosh joined the U-M Library in 1991 and held a variety of roles over the years, including managing reserves services, coordinating reference services, and building undergraduate collections. She also mentored several generations of future librarians studying at the School of Information.

Headshot of Pamela J. MacKintosh

In 2019, she received the University Librarian Achievement Award, acknowledging exceptional distinction reflected in active and sustained professional achievements at the university. 

MacKintosh created an endowed fund that will support, in perpetuity, the library’s annual Undergraduate Research Awards, a program she was instrumental in creating.

In honor of this generous gift, and to recognize MacKintosh’s boundless support of undergraduate student researchers, the U-M Library has renamed the program the Pamela J. MacKintosh Undergraduate Research Awards.

Beyond campus, MacKintosh was a recognized authority on undergraduate libraries, with years of involvement in the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Undergraduate Librarians Discussion Group, and an impressive record of publication.

In lieu of flowers, MacKintosh and her family request memorial gifts be directed to the Pamela J. MacKintosh Library Undergraduate Student Support Fund.

Submitted by the University of Michigan Library