Dr. Gleniece Robinson’s leadership of the Fort Worth Library system during the last 17 years has been incredibly important to the City of Fort Worth.

When she announced her retirement (effective in January 2017), I went through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining (that was a long one, I kept trying to convince her to stay forever), depression and acceptance.

After a series of small tantrums, I began to accept that her leadership could benefit other community efforts and that her heart will always be in literacy and learning. I also realized that she will always be there as a friend, not just for me, but to so many others in Fort Worth, the librarian profession, to everyone she’s met through her journey, and those she’ll encounter in the next chapter.

Here is the Tell Me Something Good clip from Deborah Ferguson of NBC5.


If you’d like to make a gift, the Gleniece Robinson Fund for Early Learning has been established in Gleniece’s honor. www.fwplf.org/give