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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
Claudine Snowden, a retired business school teacher and University of Maryland library worker, died of a respiratory ailment Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 92. Born Claudine Allen in Cocoa, Fla., she earned a bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central University, where she met her future husband, Arthur R. Snowden Sr., a photographer. She moved to Baltimore after her 1944 marriage and taught business English, typing and filing at the old Cortez Peters Business School on Eutaw Place.
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By Jacques Kelly and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Richard William Parsons, a retired Baltimore County librarian who also spent nearly 50 years as a residential advocate for Towson, died of cancer Monday at his Woodbine Avenue home. He was 87. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he was the son of Thomas Parsons, a commandant of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Laura Lyons, a homemaker. He earned a bachelor's degree in Slavic languages at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and had a master's degree in library science from McGill University.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2013
Carolyn Marie Hauck, a retired Enoch Pratt Free Library staff member who encouraged patrons to explore films and the arts, died of dementia complications at the Pickersgill Retirement Community. The longtime Mount Vernon resident was 89. Born in Anderson, Ohio, she was the daughter of Carroll E. and Marie Hauck. She earned a bachelor's degree in art from Miami University in Miami, Ohio, and had a master's degree in library science from Western Reserve University. She moved to Baltimore in 1954 and joined the central Pratt Library.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Karen A. Stuart, a Library of Congress archivist who earlier had been head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society where she also was associate editor of the Maryland Historical Magazine, died of cancer Aug. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 59. "As head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society, Karen always took her job seriously, trying hard to help researchers who sometimes had fairly arcane questions of projects," said Robert J. Brugger, an author and Maryland historian who is a senior editor at the Johns Hopkins University Press.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
Rodney S. Gobrecht, a retired Baltimore County public school librarian and media services specialist, died Monday of lung cancer at his Reisterstown home. He was 76. Mr. Gobrecht was born and raised in Hanover, Pa., where he graduated in 1954 from Eichelberger High School. After graduating from Gettysburg College in 1958, he served in the Army. He later earned a master's degree in library science from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Gobrecht began his career in city public schools, and he worked for more than 30 years for Baltimore County public schools as a librarian and media services specialist.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Belinda G. Galbreath, a retired Baltimore County librarian who was an accomplished storyteller, died Sunday of complications from diabetes at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The lifelong Street resident was 59. The daughter of dairy farmers, Belinda Grace Galbreath was born in Baltimore and raised on the family farm in Street. After graduating from North Harford High School in 1970, she earned a bachelor's degree in library science in 1975 from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2012
Helen T. Armstrong, a retired public school librarian, died June 21 of multiple organ failure at Kendal at Longwood retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. She was 95. Helen Towne Armstrong, the daughter of James Wadsworth Armstrong and Abbie Richmond Armstrong, was born in Baltimore and was raised in a house on the grounds of the Lake Montebello filtration plant, which her father had designed and managed for 25 years. He also designed the dams at Prettyboy and Loch Raven reservoirs, said a niece, Martha Hendrickson of Lutherville.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2012
Gretchen Crews, a retired librarian, teacher and club manager, died Dec. 27 at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries sustained in a fall at her Towson home. She was 83. Born Gretchen Matthews in Baltimore and raised in Wyman Park, she was the daughter of Howard Matthews, a state auditor, and his wife Gretchen, a home economics teacher and homemaker. She attended Margaret Brent School in Charles Village and was a 1947 Eastern High School graduate. She earned an English degree at Goucher College and later received a library science degree at Towson University She taught English in the city public school system and later was a librarian, both in the school system and at the old Bay College at Howard and Centre streets.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Harry H. Boublitz, a retired Enoch Pratt librarian and bibliophile who filled his Medfield Heights home with books, died Saturday of Parkinson's disease at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 83. The son of a plumber and a homemaker, Harry Hamilton Boublitz was born in Baltimore and raised on Morling Avenue in Hampden. After graduating in 1948 from City College, Mr. Boublitz attended what was then Baltimore Junior College before enrolling at what is now Towson University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1953.
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September 9, 2010
In advance of Banned Books Week (Sept. 25-Oct. 2) I want to thank the often unheralded defenders of my First Amendment rights — librarians — who have quietly fought and continue to fight censorship. Large amounts of great literature have been banned at one time or another by self-appointed arbiters of the public morality — churches, school boards, censor boards, etc. — because these books have asked questions or described situations that made the rich and powerful uncomfortable or offended someone's sensibilities.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
Claudine Snowden, a retired business school teacher and University of Maryland library worker, died of a respiratory ailment Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 92. Born Claudine Allen in Cocoa, Fla., she earned a bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central University, where she met her future husband, Arthur R. Snowden Sr., a photographer. She moved to Baltimore after her 1944 marriage and taught business English, typing and filing at the old Cortez Peters Business School on Eutaw Place.
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By Doug Miller | July 1, 2014
"Once a librarian, always a librarian," Pattee Fletcher says. Strictly speaking, she was never actually a librarian. But with postgraduate degrees in library and information sciences, she knows a little something about the profession. About nine months ago, the retired college professor and master gardener added a piece to her backyard landscaping through which she shares her passion for books with her neighbors in Long Reach. At first glance, those passing by on the Columbia Association pathway that runs behind Fletcher's house in the Phelps Luck neighborhood might see it as either a very large bird house or an oddly placed doll house.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
Public library advocates are questioning a Baltimore County plan to transfer library information-technology services to the county government's IT office, saying it could set a precedent that threatens the library's autonomy. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's budget includes the transfer of 28 positions in the Baltimore County Public Library system to the county's Office of Information Technology starting July 1. A County Council vote on the budget is scheduled for Thursday. Administration officials say the move is part of a long-term strategy to make government more efficient.
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Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Carol Kinne, who channeled her idealism and her passion for diversity into programs that championed community service and cultural understanding among students at Park School, died of cancer at her home in Baltimore on March 9. The Mount Washington resident had just turned 65. A former teacher and librarian whose career at Park totaled 36 years, Mrs. Kinne served most recently as coordinator of service days for students. She also directed a mentorship program that partnered older students with children in Park's lower school and co-founded an annual student bus trip to landmarks of the civil rights movement in the South.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
Grace S. Rand, a retired Baltimore County public school librarian and former Reisterstown resident, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 94. The daughter of Edmund S. Scull, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. manager, and Myrtle Dowell Scull Rand, a homemaker, Grace Katherine Scull was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point. "They had a house in the company town and lived at 1018 F Street," said her daughter, Grace Rand Nelson of Rockport, Texas.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Dolores B. Scott, a retired educator and librarian who taught in Baltimore public schools for three decades and was a world traveler, died Nov. 19 of Alzheimer's disease at Chaparral Winds Hospice in Sun City West, Ariz. The longtime Randallstown resident was 86. The daughter of Howard Brown, a hotel headwaiter, and Eva Brown, a homemaker, Dolores Brown was born in Baltimore and raised in the 2300 block of McCulloh St. in the city's Sugar Hill neighborhood. Mrs. Scott graduated with honors in 1945 from Frederick Douglass High School and was second in her class at what is now Coppin State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in 1949.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
Grace S. Rand, a retired Baltimore County public school librarian and former Reisterstown resident, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 94. The daughter of Edmund S. Scull, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. manager, and Myrtle Dowell Scull Rand, a homemaker, Grace Katherine Scull was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point. "They had a house in the company town and lived at 1018 F Street," said her daughter, Grace Rand Nelson of Rockport, Texas.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Harry H. Boublitz, a retired Enoch Pratt librarian and bibliophile who filled his Medfield Heights home with books, died Saturday of Parkinson's disease at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 83. The son of a plumber and a homemaker, Harry Hamilton Boublitz was born in Baltimore and raised on Morling Avenue in Hampden. After graduating in 1948 from City College, Mr. Boublitz attended what was then Baltimore Junior College before enrolling at what is now Towson University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1953.
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By Pete Pichaske | August 7, 2013
Alaina Grubb, 31, wanted to do something stimulating and fun with her young niece and nephew the other day, so she took them to the county library in Woodlawn. Seriously. The library. Specifically, the Arbutus woman took Hayden Grubb, 5, and her 4-year-old brother Lincoln to Storyville, an elaborate, interactive, "magical town" designed for young children from newborns to 5-year-olds. "It's great, a wonderful resource, and they love it," said Grubb, standing in the town's play kitchen watching Hayden arrange plastic pizza slices in a tray and Lincoln stack colorful dishes in a sink.
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