Edith "Edie" Dixon
Edith “Edie” Dixon

Edith “Edie” Dixon, 62, senior academic librarian and an important part of the Library Technology Group at Memorial Library, was hit and killed by a delivery truck on Thursday morning. She was taking her usual morning break on Lake Street. This loss has been a great shock to the Libraries, UW–Madison campus, and the Madison community.

“She was an invaluable resource to us during numerous library system implementations and her loss will be felt not only by libraries on this campus but also all of the UW System libraries who relied on her expertise and advice,” says Ed Van Gemert, vice provost for Libraries and University Librarian.

Mitch Lundquist, supervisor and friend to Edie, announced a Memorial Service/Life Celebration for Edie on Thursday, January 23rd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The service will be at the AT&T Lounge of the Pyle Center at 702 Langdon Street. Lundquist wrote, “This will be an opportunity for friends, family and colleagues to spend time together and reflect on all that she’s meant to us.  A number of people have expressed a desire to say a few words in remembrance of Edie, and if others have a desire to do so, please let me know.  There will also be an opportunity for any impromptu sharing of stories, anecdotes and other thoughts during the service.”

In lieu of flowers, Edie’s family requests contributions to:

Lundquist was on NBC15 this weekend talking to reporters about Edie. You can view the video here.

UW–Madison News published an article about Edie and the incident here.

The obituary for Edie can be found on

If you are a faculty or staff member and would like to talk to someone in response to this or any other incident, the Employee Assistance Office can be reached at (608) 263-2987.