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 1938 BA (University of Alberta)\\ 1938 BA (University of Alberta)\\
 1939 BLS (McGill University)\\ 1939 BLS (McGill University)\\
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-\\ +1940-1942 Librarian, Edmonton Public Library ​(chief of circulation and reference)\\ 
-1942 Librarian, Edmonton Public Library\\ +1943-1945 Library Assistant, New York Public Library\\ 
-1943-1946 Library Assistant, New York Public Library\\ +1946-1947 Assistant ​Librarian, Brown University\\ 
-1946 Librarian, Brown University\\ +1947-1957 Librarian, Science and Technology Division, New York Public Library\\ 
-1947-1957 ​Head Librarian, Science and Technology Division, New York Public Library\\ +1957-1974 National Science Librarian, National Research Council, Ottawa\\ 
-1957-1974 National Science Librarian, National Research Council, Ottawa 1974-78 Director, Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information,​ Ottawa\\+1974-1978 Director, Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information,​ Ottawa\\
 Visiting Lecturer at university library schools at Toronto, McGill, and Ottawa\\ Visiting Lecturer at university library schools at Toronto, McGill, and Ottawa\\
  
 ===== Publications:​ ===== ===== Publications:​ =====
  
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 Brown, Jack E. (1940). The extension of public and school library services in the province of Alberta. MA thesis, University of Chicago, Graduate Library School.\\ Brown, Jack E. (1940). The extension of public and school library services in the province of Alberta. MA thesis, University of Chicago, Graduate Library School.\\
  
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 Brown, Jack E. (1972). The Canadian National Scientific and Technical Information (STI) System: a progress report. Philadelphia:​ National Federation of Science Abstracting and Indexing Services.\\ Brown, Jack E. (1972). The Canadian National Scientific and Technical Information (STI) System: a progress report. Philadelphia:​ National Federation of Science Abstracting and Indexing Services.\\
  
-Brown Jack E. (1973). “Science policy and information networks: an introduction.” In Canadian Association for Information Science; Proceedings of The First Open Conference on Information Science in Canada, Montebello Quebec, May 14-15, 1973. p. 134-137.\\+Brown Jack E. (1973). “Science policy and information networks: an introduction.” In Canadian Association for Information Science; Proceedings of The First Open Conference on Information Science in Canada, Montebello Quebec, May 14-15, 1973. pp. 134-137.\\
  
 Brown, Jack E. (1974). “The National Science Library and its program.” In Library Services Cross Borders: Minutes of the Eighty-Fourth Meeting, May 9-10, 1974, pp. 14–19. Washington: Association of Research Libraries.\\ Brown, Jack E. (1974). “The National Science Library and its program.” In Library Services Cross Borders: Minutes of the Eighty-Fourth Meeting, May 9-10, 1974, pp. 14–19. Washington: Association of Research Libraries.\\
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 Brown, Jack E. (1978). "​Information users versus information systems."​ Canadian Library Journal 35(6): 433-436.\\ Brown, Jack E. (1978). "​Information users versus information systems."​ Canadian Library Journal 35(6): 433-436.\\
  
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 Secretary-Treasurer,​ Alberta Library Association,​1941-1942\\ Secretary-Treasurer,​ Alberta Library Association,​1941-1942\\
 Councillor, Canadian Library Association,​ 1961-1964\\ Councillor, Canadian Library Association,​ 1961-1964\\
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 Vice-President,​ International Federation for Documentation,​ 1965-1967\\ Vice-President,​ International Federation for Documentation,​ 1965-1967\\
  
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 1965 LL.D, University of Waterloo\\ 1965 LL.D, University of Waterloo\\
 1978 LL.D. McMaster University\\ 1978 LL.D. McMaster University\\
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 After graduating with a BLS at McGill, Jack Brown received a Carnegie Fellowship to study at Chicago’s graduate library school. He worked for many years at New York Public Library where he built a reputation for promoting science and technology library services. It was due in large part to his vision that the National Research Council Library achieved international recognition. In 1974, a modern building opened as the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information. It was renamed in his honour in 1996. Brown, who began his career as a public librarian, always stressed public service, collegiality,​ and teamwork. Robert Shanks, his executive assistant at CISTI, said Brown was a “man of great principle who was admired by all”. Upon retiring in 1978, Brown continued teaching at the McGill School of Library Science until 1983.\\ After graduating with a BLS at McGill, Jack Brown received a Carnegie Fellowship to study at Chicago’s graduate library school. He worked for many years at New York Public Library where he built a reputation for promoting science and technology library services. It was due in large part to his vision that the National Research Council Library achieved international recognition. In 1974, a modern building opened as the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information. It was renamed in his honour in 1996. Brown, who began his career as a public librarian, always stressed public service, collegiality,​ and teamwork. Robert Shanks, his executive assistant at CISTI, said Brown was a “man of great principle who was admired by all”. Upon retiring in 1978, Brown continued teaching at the McGill School of Library Science until 1983.\\
  
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 Canadian Who’s Who, vol. 13, 1973-75.\\ Canadian Who’s Who, vol. 13, 1973-75.\\
 "Dr. Jack E Brown."​ (1996) Feliciter 42(2): 54.\\ "Dr. Jack E Brown."​ (1996) Feliciter 42(2): 54.\\
 “Dr. Jack Brown.” (1996). Ottawa Citizen, 20 January, p. C3.\\ “Dr. Jack Brown.” (1996). Ottawa Citizen, 20 January, p. C3.\\
-Paramount Pictures 1942 video of the Edmonton'​s Street Car Library on YouTube [accessed 1 Sept. 2017].\\+Paramount Pictures 1942 video of the [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=s-bTPDcxRqA|Edmonton'​s Street Car Library on YouTube]] [accessed 1 Sept. 2017].\\
  
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