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John Provost Wilkinson

b. 1927; d. Sept. 28, 2014, London, ON

Education:

University of Toronto Schools
1948 BA (University of Toronto)
1949 MA (University of Toronto)
1950 BLS (University of Toronto, School of Library Science)
1966 PhD (University of Chicago)

Positions:

Toronto Public Library. Reference Dept.
Ontario College of Education
University of Nebraska Library, Assistant Director
Director, Dalhousie University Library
1965-1993 Professor of Library and Information Science, University of Toronto
1994-2014 Professor Emeritus

Publications:

Wilkinson, John P. (1955). “The problem of professionalism.” Ontario Library Review, 39 (1): 5-7.

Wilkinson, John P. (1957). “A division of labour.” Ontario Library Review, 41 (2): 87-88.

Wilkinson, John P. (1966). A history of the Dalhousie University main library, 1867-1931. Chicago: University of Chicago. PhD Dissertation.

Wilkinson, John P. (1968). Scoping the future of librarianship in Ontario. Toronto: [s.n.]

Wilkinson, John P. (1968). “The Bain and Rhees lists.” IPLO Quarterly, 9: 41-45.

Wilkinson, John P. (1975). Canadian juvenile fiction: the publisher library interface. Toronto: Faculty of Library Science, University of Toronto.

Wilkinson John P. principal investigator. (1976). A Canadian public library inquiry: research design. Prepared by the Centre for Research in Librarianship. Faculty of Library Science, University of Toronto for the Canadian Association of Public Libraries of the Canadian Library Association. Toronto: Centre for Research in Librarianship.

Wilkinson, John P. (1976). Canadian juvenile fiction: the publisher and library market. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.

Wilkinson, John P., J. Michael Michaud and Richard L. Hopkins. (1981). Canadian library journal readership survey. Toronto: Centre for Research in Librarianship, Faculty of Library Science, University of Toronto.

Wilkinson, John P. (1982). The cost effective library. [s.n.:s.l.]

Wilkinson, John P. (1982). “Research and the profession of librarianship.” Argus, 11 (3/4): 81-83.

Fasick, Adele M. and John P. Wilkinson. (1983). To buy or not to buy: an analysis of Ontario elementary school library purchasing of selected Canadian and U.S. periodicals. Toronto: Centre for Research in Librarianship, Faculty of Library Science, University of Toronto.

Wilkinson, John P. (1983). “The role of the library in the development of a university: one interpretation of the history of the Dalhousie University Library from 1818 to 1931.” Atlantic Provinces Library Association Bulletin, 46 (5, March): 56-64.

Cariou, Mavis, Adele Fasick and John P. Wilkinson. (1990). A response to the Ontario public library strategic plan. Toronto: Faculty of Library and Information Science.

Hambleton, Alixe E. and John P. Wilkinson. (1994). The role of the school library in resource-based learning. Regina, Sask: Saskatchewan School Trustees Association.

Associations/Committees:

Canadian Library Association
Ontario Library Association
Institute of Professional Librarians of Ontario; publisher of the IPLO Quarterly
Ex Libris Association
Member of the Senate, University of Toronto

Comments:

Teaching responsibilities included history of libraries, research methods, academic librarianship, administration, reference services, publisher-library relations.

“A peerless storyteller with a deep and vibrant intellect, the warmest of hearts, a rich humour and a love of life. He will be missed by all who shared his company.”

Sources:

Obituary: Globe and Mail, Wed.,Oct.1, 2014.

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