Thank you again, Rita Hilu

This blog was originally posted in 2015. Over the weekend, Starrett City Library Assistant Rita Hilu passed away. Rita was an incredibly important member of the Touro College Libraries staff, and we want to remind everyone of what made her so special to students, faculty, and staff.

After receiving many positive comments and remarks by Starrett City students and faculty on the Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey in December, Ms. Rita Hilu, our wonderful library staff at Starrett City, responds in her own words with gratitude and encouragement:

Rita Hilu, Library Assistant, Starrett City
Rita Hilu, Library Assistant, Starrett City

Dear students:

All of us are working very hard to reach our goals. I really appreciate your kind words and comments for the Starrett City library. Just remember: I’m always here, ready to help you with all your endeavors.

Never, never, ever give up!!!! I’m very proud of each one of you!!!!


Rita Hilu

The "small, but cozy" library at Starrett City
The “small, but cozy” library at Starrett City

While not our largest library or campus with the highest enrollment, Starrett City’s welcoming environment and dedicated Library Assistant made it the most visited library in the entire Touro system for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Rita wrote and contributed to several TC Library Blog posts:

A Trip to Israel

Pesach Sameach: Happy Passover

New Location for Starrett City Library

Staff Profile: Starrett City Library Assistant Rita Hilu

Starrett City: An Interview with Rita Hilu

One thought on “Thank you again, Rita Hilu

  1. Aviva Adler May 30, 2018 / 10:28 am

    BDE – I’m shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of my colleague, Rita Hilu. Rita was the only colleague from the TC Libraries I’ve met in my five years as the librarian at Touro College in Israel and she made sure to keep in touch with me after her visit here. I know she was deeply appreciated by the students she served at the Starrett City Library. May her memory continue to be a blessing to all of us whose lives she touched. ~Aviva Adler, Librarian, TCI Jerusalem

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