Chief Librarian Accepts Award at Provincial Conference memorializes
Miss Mary J.L. Black
#LSN_News John Pateman, Leslie Weir, President Ontario Library Association
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO - February 12, 2018 –(lLSN) John Pateman, Chief Librarian, Thunder Bay Public Library, proudly accepted an award in honour of Miss Mary J.L. Black at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, held in Toronto from January 31st through February 3rd.
The plaque memorializes Miss Black, who was the first female president of the Ontario Library Association in 1917. The plaque is engraved with these words: Miss Black was a fearless library leader of her time who introduced innovative approaches to library services and exerted significant influence in support of culture, education and the library profession beyond her own city. Miss Black led a remarkable career as Chief Librarian, Fort William Public Library, now known as Thunder Bay Public Library, 1909 – 1937.
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