Remembering David Norris

David Philip Norris, 1983-2023

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that David Philip Norris MLIS’17, the cataloging and metadata librarian here at St. Kate’s Library and Archives, died tragically Thursday, Jan 12 while walking near Lake Nokomis. He was 39 years old.

David became a librarian at St. Kate’s in 2019, driven by a passion for equity in information access and connecting users with the resources they need. His commitment to confronting bias and his leadership in promoting inclusivity and diversity was deeply admired by the library community. His work in this field inspired and influenced regional and national audiences.

David was caring and inquisitive.  He enjoyed gaming, learning languages, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.  He will be sincerely missed.

Please keep David and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

Please leave a thought, memory, or story about David.

David's Memorial Celebration

Friday, Feb 3, 2023, 11 am - 2 pm

Rauenhorst Ballroom

Coeur de Catherine

University of St. Catherine

St. Paul, MN 55015

Parking is available at the Dew Drop parking lot behind the CdC. 

Please RSVP

In lieu of flowers, please donate in David's memory to Quatrefoil Library

David Norris

Professional Work:

David's Professional Blog

Fox, V. and Norris, D. (2022, March 25). Making your library's accessible resources more discoverable [Video]. Vimeo.



American Library Association Memorial Resolution Honoring David Philip Norris

Read at the ALA Virtual, LLX and Annual Conference Council Meetings

Quatrefoil Library remembrance


News Stories:

Star Tribune news story

KSTP news story

CBS news story