Anne Sinkler Whaley Le Clercq, an author and director with the Daniel Library at The Citadel, died Thursday. She was 72.

Le Clercq was born and raised in Charleston and graduated from Ashley Hall before attending Sweet Briar College. She received degrees from Duke University, Emory University and the University of Tennessee College of Law.

At the University of Tennessee, Le Clercq worked as the head of user education and assistant to the dean of libraries before taking over as the director of the Daniel Library at The Citadel in 1996.

In 2010, she oversaw the library's $2.2 million renovation, which was the first major improvement to the building since it opened in 1960.

Le Clercq also published a number of articles and books based on her family's Lowcountry roots, including "A Grand Tour of Gardens" and "An Antebellum Lowcountry Household."

Le Clercq is survived by her husband, Frederic S. Le Clercq, three sons and six grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday in St. Philip's Church. Stuhr's Downtown Chapel is handling the arrangements.