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-When she was approaching the age of ninety, Helen Gordon Stewart was asked about using a power mower to cut her lawn. “I supply the power” she responded, a statement that sums up her entire career. She was a dynamic factor in British Columbia for three decades: the 1919 Public Libraries Act, formation of the Public Library Commission, as well as regional and union library systems were very much the results of her hard work. In the late 1920s, she furthered her education by working her way through university while acquiring a doctorate at Columbia. Subsequently,​ the Carnegie Corporation (New York) selected her to head a project in the Fraser Valley region. After she ‘retired’ to Saanich near Victoria at the outset of the Second World War, she was enticed by the Carnegie Corporation to repeat her earlier regional successes in the Caribbean islands of the British West Indies. Because most of her work was completed by the end of the Second World War, she is truly recognized as a pioneer in Canadian librarianship.\\+When she was approaching the age of ninety, Helen Gordon Stewart was asked about using a power mower to cut her lawn. “I supply the power” she responded, a statement that sums up her entire career. She was a dynamic factor in British Columbia for three decades: the 1919 Public Libraries Act, formation of the Public Library Commission, as well as regional and union library systems were very much the results of her hard work. In the late 1920s, she furthered her education by working her way through university while acquiring a doctorate at Columbia. Subsequently,​ the Carnegie Corporation (New York) and British Columbia Public Library Commission ​selected her to head a project in the Fraser Valley region. After she ‘retired’ to Saanich near Victoria at the outset of the Second World War, she was enticed by the Carnegie Corporation to repeat her earlier regional successes in the Caribbean islands of the British West Indies. Because most of her work was completed by the end of the Second World War, she is truly recognized as a pioneer in Canadian librarianship.\\
  
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