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 In speaking of Inspector Carson'​s passing, George H. Locke said: "Mr. Carson has done a very notable work in spreading the influence of the public library through the Province. He was recognized in the United States, where he was made a member of the most important of library commissions … Mr. Carson organized the Library Training School, which made librarianship a profession in tho Province."​ Carson'​s most notable achievement was a complete revision of the Public Libraries Act in 1920 which provided for an enhanced municipal library rate set at a minimum of 50 cents per capita; better regulations governing qualifications for librarians; and more powers to the minister of education to improve travelling libraries, library training, and administrative standards. This legislation served as a framework for provincial library legislation until 1966. Carson also founded the Ontario Library Review in 1916, a publication which continued until 1982.\\ In speaking of Inspector Carson'​s passing, George H. Locke said: "Mr. Carson has done a very notable work in spreading the influence of the public library through the Province. He was recognized in the United States, where he was made a member of the most important of library commissions … Mr. Carson organized the Library Training School, which made librarianship a profession in tho Province."​ Carson'​s most notable achievement was a complete revision of the Public Libraries Act in 1920 which provided for an enhanced municipal library rate set at a minimum of 50 cents per capita; better regulations governing qualifications for librarians; and more powers to the minister of education to improve travelling libraries, library training, and administrative standards. This legislation served as a framework for provincial library legislation until 1966. Carson also founded the Ontario Library Review in 1916, a publication which continued until 1982.\\
  
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 “Mr. W.O. Carson” (1929). Ontario Library Review 14 (2): 40–41.\\ “Mr. W.O. Carson” (1929). Ontario Library Review 14 (2): 40–41.\\
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