Harry, you were literally my first iSchool contact- we had in 2009 a telephone conversation about RSLIS in Copenhagen joining the iSchool movement. Which we did, a decision that we have always cherished since. Twice I have enjoyed visits to your school, it was each time an uplifting experience - the same must be said about time with you, in private settings as well as official fora. Thanks for your friendship - and for your great and crucial contribution to iSchools for many years. Warm regards Per Hasle, RSLIS, Copenhagen
Harry, if ever a kinder, more principled person walked the earth, I’d be surprised. The simple fact that you included the Deans’ assistance shows your generosity. This institution will be the poorer for your absence, but there is no doubt that it has been the richer for your presence. It’s been an honor to know you. I wish you all the best in all things. Fondly, Bethany
Thank you for your hard work dedication and contribution to advancing the field of information science. You paved the way for many others to follow.
My first year in the Ph.D. program, one of the more senior Ph.D. students told me that Harry got all his suits from Savile Row. I passed along this information to my mom, who suddenly agreed that my pursuit of a Ph.D. was a good idea. It was only years later did I learn that I'd been tricked -- but my mom never learned the difference! Thank you, Harry, for your steady leadership. Best, --NK
Harry, I remember my first meeting with you, the last of 4 interviews. I was so impressed with your iSchool as a family point of view and was thrilled to become a member of the family. You have always said you have the best job in the world, but I have to say that thanks to you, I believe that I have the best job in the world too. I was so excited when you said yes to allowing me to work from Australia. It was a leap of faith on your part to approve this radical request and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will miss you Harry, and know that if you ever get down our way to Queensland, please stop in and say hi. All the best as you transition into the next phase of your life. Good Onya Mate!
Harry, thank you for your many contributions to the information profession!
Harry, I cannot wait to see what insights and wisdom you will come up with after a year of rest, reflection and relaxation. It is a pleasure to learn from you.
Dear Harry: Your enthusiasm, smile, honesty, integrity, and overall ability to keep folks happy (and on-task) is amazing. May you and Lorraine enjoy retirement with many happy (and healthy) years of travel. Best regards from Pittsburgh!
Thank you, Harry, for all your work. Congratulations on your retirement, a new great door is open on your hands as the gentleman you are. With gratitude, Virginia Carlos III University, Spain
Harry, thank you so much for your leadership/friendship! Your having had the best job in the world made it possible for many others, myself included, to say the same.
Harry, I am going to miss you, sir. You are such a caring, considerate, humble, and comforting person. I can add more positive adjectives about you here, but these four where what jumped out. You made me feel so welcomed with your kindness and warmth; you wanted me to call you by "Harry" and not "Dean Bruce". I appreciate the meetings talking with you, and the program you led which helped me take the next step of my life. Harry, I am truly grateful to you. So, thank you immensely, Harry. Thank you, thank you, thank you! God speed.
Dear Harry, You are a model of what it means to be a gentleman and a scholar, not to mention how to be an effective leader of one of the most innovative and successful Information Schools in the world. You have been both friend and mentor, and I will forever cherish the times we've spent together. Best wishes to you and Lorraine!
Dear Harry, Congratulations on your retirement! I hope that you find this next chapter in your life to be filled with fun and new adventures. Your stepping down will be a real loss to the Ischool as you have provided outstanding leadership and vision during your tenure as Dean. I want to especially thank you for your support of the Law Librarianship Program over the years and the resources that you devoted to keeping it the standard for outstanding law librarianship education. All the best to you and Lorraine. Richard
Harry, your creativity and leadership gifts inspire UW and our field. These gifts are only rivaled by your smile and consideration for others. Best wishes for continued excellence and smiles in the years ahead.
Thank you for providing the leadership that helped create the family culture at the iSchool. Your enthusiasm and charisma each time we met always motivated me to push harder and be where I am at today. You will be greatly missed and I hope that our paths will cross again and there will more opportunities for me to learn from your humble and passionate leadership. Thank you so much!
Harry, I've admired the UW iSchool from afar -- and directly benefited from your leadership within the iSchool community. We will miss your wise voice! I hope you plan to remain a resource for the many new iSchool deans. Best wishes in your next adventure!
Hi Harry, Thanks for your leadership and hard work for the iSchools, your own School and the Information community at large. I know you are looking forward to get back to your research. Enjoy that.
We will truly miss you in the iSchools, Harry. You were a leader in internationalizing the organization and a rational voice in all discussions. Please do keep in touch. My wife sends her greetings too! Best wishes ... Michael
Harry, it's been a joy being apart of the iSchool as student and staff under your leadership. I hope you enjoy whatever comes next.
Dear Harry, I can't imagine the iSchool community, or UW iSchool, without your leadership. You've been critical to shaping the culture and the intellectual direction of both. Thank you for being such a wonderful leader, role model, and colleague, and all of us. Please stay in touch. All the best, Anno