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Amy Margaret Hutcheson

Amy Hutcheson, 1962. Credit New Westminster Archives.

b. 16 April 1913, Chilliwack, BC; d. 11 Oct. 1996, Vancouver, BC


1945 BA University of British Columbia (completed after interruption in 1932)
1938 Diploma in Library Science University of Toronto


1933–1937 Assistant in Fraser Valley Union Library
1938–1940 Assistant librarian in children’s department, Hamilton Public Library
1940–1941 Children’s Librarian, Fraser Valley Union Library
1942–1954 Children’s Librarian, New Westminster Public Library
1954–1973 Chief Librarian, New Westminster Public Library


Hutcheson, Amy (1950). “Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences.” British Columbia Library Association Bulletin 13 (3): 2–4. [chair of the BCLA brief]
Hutcheson, Amy and Muriel Clancy (1955). “Children’s librarians [section of CLA].” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 11 (6): 317–318.
Hutcheson, Amy (1965). “New Westminster Public Library, 1865–1965.” British Columbia Library Quarterly 29 (1): 3–32.
Hutcheson, Amy (1966). “A personal reaction.” British Columbia Library Quarterly 30 (1): 8–9. [view on Rose Vainstein Report on Public Libraries in British Columbia, 1966]
Hutcheson, Amy (1966). “Federal aid for librarian education and other services.” Proceedings of the Canadian Library Association 21st annual conference, Calgary, June 19–24, 1966, pp. 36–38.
Hutcheson, Amy (1967). “Jasper Conference Plans.” Canadian Library 24 (3): 260–262. Ottawa: The Association.
Hutcheson, Amy, compiler (1968). “Elizabeth Homer Morton, CLA-ACB Executive Director 1946–1968.” Canadian Library 25 (1): 8–17.


1949–1950 British Columbia Library Association, President
1967–1968 Canadian Library Association, President
1961–1969 Member of the British Columbia Board of Certification for Professional Librarians
Pacific Northwest Library Association, member


Named Woman of the Year by New Westminster Business and Professional Women’s club in 1965.
Honourary Life Member of British Columbia Library Association in 1973.
Two Amy Hutcheson Scholarships in Library Services for Children established in 1998 at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia [now the UBC School of Information].


Who’s who in library service, 3rd ed., 1955
New Westminster Museums & Archives (photographs and information from New Westminster Public Library heritage collection)

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