We are very sad to announce the untimely passing of Tamar Raum, who often went by the name Tammy, on March 8th at _Bellevue Hospital with her sister Michelle at her side. Tammy was 74 years old at the time of her death. She resided in New York City for over forty years. She was a distinguished and highly respected law librarian who held several responsible positions throughout her career, culminating with her long tenure at JP Morgan Chase as Head Librarian at their law department. One of her most enjoyable librarian responsibilities was teaching legal interns, for whom she created a legal research guide. By all accounts, throughout her law librarian career, Tammy was considered the ultimate go to person, not only by colleagues within her organization, but just as importantly, by her law librarian colleagues from throughout the world. She was also active in several law library organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) and several non-law library organizations as well, commensurate with her broad interests.
Tammy's mother, Ruth Raum, father, Robert Raum, and sister Nora predeceased her. She is survived by her sister, Michelle Raum, her niece, Rebecca Rogers, nephew, Daniel Stein, and great nephew and niece, Miles, and Nina Rogers.
After receiving her bachelor's degree at NYU in French Literature, Tammy went on to receive her first master's degree in French Literature, also at NYU. After receiving her first master's Tammy worked at the French Institute in New York City, all of this before deciding to change careers and become a librarian. Tammy received her second master's degree in library and information sciences from Queens College.
Although Tammy always pursued her law librarian career with great passion and dedication, she had other interests as well. She would often spend endless hours searching for the healthiest and most nutritious foods available, often sharing her results with her many friends. She also enjoyed searching for restaurants of the highest quality and value and inviting her friends to join her at those restaurants. These are only a few of the many interests and causes she was involved in during her lifetime.
Tammy was a very kind, generous and empathetic person who cared deeply for those around her; She was one of those very rare and special people who can successfully combine the qualities of high intelligence, great passion and empathy and make it all work. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her; may she rest in peace.