English and History teacher, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute ??-1952; Head Librarian, R.H. King Collegiate Institute, Scarborough 1952-1961. Associate Professor (School Librarianship), Ontario College of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, 1961-1976. President, Canadian School Library Association 1970-71; founding member and Director, International Association of School Librarianship, 1971-76. Co-author, Cataloguing for School Libraries 1967; Co-editor, Resource Services for Canadian Schools, 1976. Honours: CSLA Award of Merit, 1974; OLA establishes Margaret Scott Memorial Fund, 1976; CSLA Award of Merit renamed, 1977.
Mentor to: Larry Moore, Ontario Library Association
I knew nothing about libraries, let alone school libraries, when I ended up in Margaret Scott's School Librarianship course at the Ontario College of Education the first year she gave it full-time. She was a fresh spirit, carrying school libraries forward on a wave of excitement and enthusiasm. I was totally swept away by her and by the potential she opened up for me. Margaret championed me in my career as a high school librarian, getting me to take an MLS degree, and encouraging me in all my questions and heresies. In 1968, she prodded Dean Vernon Ready at the about-to-open Faculty of Education at Queen's University to give me an interview for his school librarianship position, which led to one of the most exciting jobs of my life. She died while I was at Queen's. She remains a part of me to this day.
Mentor to: Ken Haycock, School of Library and Information Science, San Josť State University
Margaret Scott, Department of School Librarianship, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, 1960s and 1970s, for recognizing early, and promoting so energetically and assiduously, the importance of national and international associations to the health and well--being of teacher-librarians and their profession.
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