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 ====== Mary Johanna Louisa Black ====== ====== Mary Johanna Louisa Black ======
  
-b. April 1, 1879, Uxbridge, ON; d. Jan. 4, 1939, Vancouver, BC\\+b. Apr. 1, 1879, Uxbridge, ON; d. Jan. 4, 1939, Vancouver, BC\\
  
 ===== Education: ===== ===== Education: =====
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 ===== Positions: ===== ===== Positions: =====
  
-1909-1937 ​ Chief Librarian, Fort William Public Library\\ +1909-1937 Chief Librarian, Fort William Public Library\\ 
-1917   ​Lecturer, Department of Education two-month training course in librarianship\\+1917 Lecturer, Department of Education two-month training course in librarianship\\
  
 ===== Publications:​ ===== ===== Publications:​ =====
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 Black, Mary (1920). “New library legislation in Ontario.” Canadian Bookman n. s. 2:18-19.\\ Black, Mary (1920). “New library legislation in Ontario.” Canadian Bookman n. s. 2:18-19.\\
  
-Black, Mary (1921). “Tales through the ages from the banks of the Kaministiquia.” Papers and Annual Reports of the Thunder Bay Historical Society ​ 16-12: 8-10.\\+Black, Mary (1921). “Tales through the ages from the banks of the Kaministiquia.” Papers and Annual Reports of the Thunder Bay Historical Society 16-12: 8-10.\\
  
 Black, Mary (1924). “Early history of the Fort William Public Library.” Papers and Annual Reports of the Thunder Bay Historical Society 16-17: 12-21.\\ Black, Mary (1924). “Early history of the Fort William Public Library.” Papers and Annual Reports of the Thunder Bay Historical Society 16-17: 12-21.\\
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 ===== Associations/​Committees:​ ===== ===== Associations/​Committees:​ =====
  
-1917-1918 ​ President, Ontario Library Association\\ +1917-1918 President, Ontario Library Association\\ 
-1926-1934 ​ American Library Association,​ member of Extension Board\\ +1926-1934 American Library Association,​ member of Extension Board\\ 
-1933-1934 ​ American Library Association,​ chair, Small Libraries Round Table\\+1933-1934 American Library Association,​ chair, Small Libraries Round Table\\
 1934-1937 Canadian Library Council, executive member (ex-officio)\\ 1934-1937 Canadian Library Council, executive member (ex-officio)\\
 1913-1928 Secretary-Treasurer,​ Thunder Bay Historical Society\\ 1913-1928 Secretary-Treasurer,​ Thunder Bay Historical Society\\
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 ===== Accomplishments:​ ===== ===== Accomplishments:​ =====
  
-Mary J.L. Black believed the mission of the public library was essentially utilitarian – to provide the right book to the right reader at the least cost. Her “ideal librarian” was one who held the spirit of public service and knowledge of people alongside the love of books. ​ Libraries should reach out to every citizen and in this regard her work with the non-English speaking immigrant population ​ was particularly noteworthy. Her personal town survey in1915 to identify library needs exemplified her approach to library service. On a national scale, her work as a member of the Commission of Enquiry, funded by the Carnegie Corporation and conducted in 1930, remains a lasting contribution to Canadian librarianship. In her home city, she was active in service groups, promotion of history and local political and educational life. The poet, William Wilfred Campbell, was her cousin. She was the first woman to be president of a library association in Canada.\\+Mary J.L. Black believed the mission of the public library was essentially utilitarian – to provide the right book to the right reader at the least cost. Her “ideal librarian” was one who held the spirit of public service and knowledge of people alongside the love of books. Libraries should reach out to every citizen and in this regard her work with the non-English speaking immigrant population was particularly noteworthy. Her personal town survey in1915 to identify library needs exemplified her approach to library service. On a national scale, her work as a member of the Commission of Enquiry, funded by the Carnegie Corporation and conducted in 1930, remains a lasting contribution to Canadian librarianship. In her home city, she was active in service groups, promotion of history and local political and educational life. The poet, William Wilfred Campbell, was her cousin. She was the first woman to be president of a library association in Canada.\\
  
 ===== Sources: ===== ===== Sources: =====
  
-Thunder Bay Public Library holds annual reports by Black and there are library board minutes for her tenure. ​ The ALA Archives holds records of her activities and the Carnegie Corporation New York has information on her work on the 1930 Commission.\\+Thunder Bay Public Library holds annual reports by Black and there are library board minutes for her tenure. The ALA Archives holds records of her activities and the Carnegie Corporation New York has information on her work on the 1930 Commission.\\
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-[Carson, William O.] (1917). ​ "The librarian and library of Fort William.” Ontario Library Review1: 92-95.\\ +[Carson, William O.] (1917). "The librarian and library of Fort William.” Ontario Library Review 1: 92-95.\\ 
-MacBeth, Madge (1918). “A bookish person.” Canadian Magazine,  ​51:  518-520.\\ +MacBeth, Madge (1918). “A bookish person.” Canadian Magazine 51: 518-520.\\ 
-“Miss Mary J.L. Black is interviewed by Globe.” Toronto GlobeJune 18, 1927: 15.\\ +“Miss Mary J.L. Black is interviewed by Globe.” Toronto Globe June 18, 1927: 15.\\ 
-Kirker, Ena. (1927). “The woman who put charm into a public library.” Canadian ​Magaziine, ​68: 32, 41.\\ +Kirker, Ena. (1927). “The woman who put charm into a public library.” Canadian ​Magazine ​68: 32, 41.\\ 
-Abbott, Brook (1931). “An accidental librarian: ​ Mary Black of Fort William, Ont.”\\ +Abbott, Brook (1931). “An accidental librarian: Mary Black of Fort William, Ont.” Canadian Magazine 76: 18, 29.\\ 
-Canadian Magazine ​ 76: 18, 29.\\ +“Mary J.L. Black dies in Vancouver.” Ontario Library Review 23 (Feb. 1939): 5-7.\\ 
-“Mary J.L. dies in Vancouver.” Ontario Library Review23 (Feb. 1939): 5-7.\\ +Morrison, Ken (1994). "Mary J.L. Black of Fort William library."​ Epilogue; Canadian Bulletin for the History of Books, Libraries and Archives 9, no 1: 13-22.\\ 
-Morrison, Ken (1994). "Mary J.L. Black of Fort William library."​ Epilogue; Canadian Bulletin for the History of Books, Libraries and Archives,  ​9, no 1: 13-22.\\+Scollie, Frederick Brent. "​[[http://​www.biographi.ca/​en/​bio/​black_mary_johanna_louisa_16E.html|Black,​ Mary Johanna Louisa]]."​ In: Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 16. Accessed Jan. 18, 2018.\\ 
 +Giles, Suzette (2015). "​Libraries named after librarians."​ ELAN no. 57 (Spring): 6-7.\\
  
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