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Ethel Weiss Auster

Ethel Weiss Auster, n.d.

b. June 4, 1942, Montreal, QC; d. July 1, 2005, Toronto, ON


1965 AB (Boston University)
1966 MLS (Simmons College)
1972 B.Ed (University of Toronto)
1975 M.Ed (University of Toronto)
1978 Ed.D. (University of Toronto)


1966–1969 Librarian, Brookline High School, Massachusetts
Research librarian,
Toronto Board of Education; Librarian, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin -Madison:
Professor, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto


Among her major publications are the following:

Auster, Ethel ed. The online searcher. New York: Neal-Schumman, c1990.

Auster, Ethel. Retrenchment in Canadian academic libraries. Ottawa, Ont.: Canadian Library Association, c1991.

Auster, Ethel. Downsizing in academic libraries: the Canadian experience. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, c2004.

Auster, Ethel and Choo, Chun Wei, eds. Managing information for the competitive edge. New York: Neal-Schumann Publishers, 1996.

Associations/ Committees:

American Society for Information Science and Technology,
Canadian Association for Information Science,
Canadian Library Association, IFLA delegate,
Ontario Library Association


Chair, Committee on Doctoral Studies, Faculty of Information
Studies, University of Toronto; Elected member, University of Toronto Governing Council, Miles Blackwell Award for Outstanding Academic Librarian awarded by Canadian Association of College and University Libraries


Globe and Mail, July 4, 2005
University of Toronto Library CatalogueBrian Cantwell Smith

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