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 ====== Mary Elizabeth Silverthorn ====== ====== Mary Elizabeth Silverthorn ======
  
-b. Aug. 5, 1902; Calgary, ​Alta; d. May 3, 2001, Toronto, ON\\+b. Aug. 5, 1902; Calgary, ​AB; d. May 3, 2001, Toronto, ON\\
  
 ===== Education: ===== ===== Education: =====
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 1925-1927 Library Assistant, Calgary Public Library\\ 1925-1927 Library Assistant, Calgary Public Library\\
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 1928-1935 Reference Librarian, Saginaw Public Library, Saginaw, Michigan\\ 1928-1935 Reference Librarian, Saginaw Public Library, Saginaw, Michigan\\
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 1937-1938 Assistant Professor, Carnegie Library School, Pittsburgh\\ 1937-1938 Assistant Professor, Carnegie Library School, Pittsburgh\\
- +19381949 Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Library School\\ 
-1938--1949 Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Library School\\ +19491961 Associate Professor, University of Toronto Library School\\ 
- +19611969 Professor, University of Toronto Library School\\ 
-1949--1961 Associate Professor, University of Toronto Library School\\ +1969 Professor ​Emerita\\
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-1961--1969 Professor, University of Toronto Library School\\ +
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-1969        ​Professor ​Emeritus\\+
  
 ===== Publications:​ ===== ===== Publications:​ =====
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 Ontario Library Association;​ Council member 1951-1958; President, 1956-57\\ Ontario Library Association;​ Council member 1951-1958; President, 1956-57\\
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 Canadian Association of University Teachers\\ Canadian Association of University Teachers\\
- +Canadian Library Association;​ 1957- Chair, Out-of-Print Books Committee\\
-Canadian Library Association;​ 1957-  Chair, Out-of-Print Books Committee\\ +
 American Library Association\\ American Library Association\\
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 Institute of Professional Librarians of Ontario (IPLO)\\ Institute of Professional Librarians of Ontario (IPLO)\\
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 University of Toronto Library School Representative to Council of the School of Graduate Studies\\ University of Toronto Library School Representative to Council of the School of Graduate Studies\\
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 University of Toronto, Administrative Committee for Division I (Humanities)\\ University of Toronto, Administrative Committee for Division I (Humanities)\\
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 Association of American Library Schools\\ Association of American Library Schools\\
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 Ontario Library Association,​ Circulating Libraries Section\\ Ontario Library Association,​ Circulating Libraries Section\\
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 Editor, Canadian books: a selection of old books for young people’s libraries\\ Editor, Canadian books: a selection of old books for young people’s libraries\\
- +Officer, Association for Library and Information Science Education (19591963)\\
-Officer, Association for Library and Information Science Education (1959--1963)\\ +
 Ontario Library Association,​ Recruitment Committee (1960)\\ Ontario Library Association,​ Recruitment Committee (1960)\\
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 Chairman, Ontario Library Association,​ Constitution Committee (1961)\\ Chairman, Ontario Library Association,​ Constitution Committee (1961)\\
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 Chairman, Canadian Library Association Committee on Canadian Books (1968)\\ Chairman, Canadian Library Association Committee on Canadian Books (1968)\\
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 Chairman, School of Library Science, Curriculum Committee (1969)\\ Chairman, School of Library Science, Curriculum Committee (1969)\\
 +Senate, University of Toronto, elected representative (1964-1968)\\
  
- Senate, University of Toronto, elected representative (1964-1968)\\ +===== Honours: =====
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-===== Honours:  ===== +
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- 1935, Recipient of Katherine L. Sharp Scholarship,​ University of Illinois Library School\\+
  
 +1935, Recipient of Katherine L. Sharp Scholarship,​ University of Illinois Library School\\
 Beta Phi Mu\\ Beta Phi Mu\\
  
 ===== Other Areas of Activity: ===== ===== Other Areas of Activity: =====
  
-Professor Silverthorn and Professor Barnstead advocated for an establishment of a course on school librarianship,​ anticipating possible demand for such specialized training for librarians. As a result, the Ontario Department of Education began to offer an elective course, "​School Librarianship,"​ in 1940.  In addition, Professor Silverthorn was in attendance during the Proceedings of the Organization Conference of the Canadian Library Association,​ held in Hamilton, Ontario, June 14--16, 1946. She acted as a recorder for workshop no. 7, "Young People'​s Interests"​ (a report on library services for teenagers). Professors Barnstead and Bassam were also present at the conference.\\+Professor Silverthorn and Professor Barnstead advocated for an establishment of a course on school librarianship,​ anticipating possible demand for such specialized training for librarians. As a result, the Ontario Department of Education began to offer an elective course, "​School Librarianship,"​ in 1940.  In addition, Professor Silverthorn was in attendance during the Proceedings of the Organization Conference of the Canadian Library Association,​ held in Hamilton, Ontario, June 1416, 1946. She acted as a recorder for workshop no. 7, "Young People'​s Interests"​ (a report on library services for teenagers). Professors Barnstead and Bassam were also present at the conference.\\
  
 ===== Comments: ===== ===== Comments: =====
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 ===== Sources: ===== ===== Sources: =====
  
-"​Appendix A: Association for Library and Information Science Education / Association of American Library Schools, 1915--1990, Officers and Meetings."​ Journal of Education for Library and Information Science vol. 32, nos. 3 and 4 (Fall and Winter, 1991), 162--177.\\ +"​Appendix A: Association for Library and Information Science Education / Association of American Library Schools, 19151990, Officers and Meetings."​ Journal of Education for Library and Information Science vol. 32, nos. 3 and 4 (Fall and Winter, 1991), 162177.\\ 
- +Bassam, Bertha. The Faculty of Library Science University of Toronto and Its Predecessors,​ 19111972. Toronto: Faculty of Library Science in association with The Library Science Alumni Association,​ 1978.\\
-Bassam, Bertha. The Faculty of Library Science University of Toronto and Its Predecessors,​ 1911--1972. Toronto: Faculty of Library Science in association with The Library Science Alumni Association,​ 1978.\\ +
 "​Canadian Library Directory, 1968: Sections."​ Canadian Library vol. 24, no. 4 (January 1968), 365.\\ "​Canadian Library Directory, 1968: Sections."​ Canadian Library vol. 24, no. 4 (January 1968), 365.\\
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 "​Katherine L. Sharp Scholarship."​ College and Research Libraries v. 4, no. 1 (December 1942), 59.\\ "​Katherine L. Sharp Scholarship."​ College and Research Libraries v. 4, no. 1 (December 1942), 59.\\
- +Land, R. Brian. "​Toronto The University of Toronto Faculty of Library Science."​ In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, ed. Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily, William Z. Nasri, v. 30, 472492. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1980.\\ 
-Land, R. Brian. "​Toronto The University of Toronto Faculty of Library Science."​ In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, ed. Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily, William Z. Nasri, v. 30, 472--492. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1980.\\ +"​Members."​ ALA Bulletin vol. 41 no. 13 (December 1947), H-103H-444.\\
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-"​Members."​ ALA Bulletin vol. 41 no. 13 (December 1947), H-103--H-444.\\ +
 "​Ontario Library Association:​ Summary of Proceedings—58th Annual Conference."​ Ontario Library Review v. 14, no. 3 (August 1960), 182.\\ "​Ontario Library Association:​ Summary of Proceedings—58th Annual Conference."​ Ontario Library Review v. 14, no. 3 (August 1960), 182.\\
 +University of Toronto School of Library Science. Calendar 1965/1966. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1965.\\
  
-University of Toronto School of Library Science. Calendar 1965/1966. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1965.\\ 
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