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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Baltimore County school librarians are worried about their next chapter. New schools Superintendent Dallas Dance wants to eliminate from school system policy a written requirement that each school have a librarian and has shifted library science functions from the instruction and curriculum department to testing and technology. Dance said that neither the reorganization nor the proposed policy revisions are intended as a slight to librarians, and that he doesn't intend to reduce the number of librarians working in county schools.
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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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November 13, 2007
DR. DOROTHY MELVILLE SINCLAIR, a native of Baltimore, former reference librarian at Enoch Pratt Free Library and retired professor of library science at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, died there on September 28, 2007. Daughter of James Melville and Ena (nee Gambrill) Sinclair both life-long residents of Baltimore. Dorothy was interred in the family plot at Loudon Park Cemetery on Monday, November 12, 2007.
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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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November 17, 1991
Anne Arundel Community College announces the following additions to its full-time staff:Lester S. Brooks of Annapolis, assistant professor of history, returns to the Arnold campus after a two-year stintat Illinois University.New faculty instructors are: Barbara M. Frank of Millersville, English; Patricia A. Gregory of Bowie, computer information systems; Daryl W. Gonder of Baltimore, English; Catherine A. Hess of Arnold, mathematics; John C. Meise of Baltimore, computer information systems; Verna B. Robinson of Stevensville, English, Nenita M. Valino of Severn, library science; Thomas Luby of Baltimore, radiologic technology; and Gwendolyn B. White, English/journalism.
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By Lisa T. Hill and Lisa T. Hill,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 29, 1996
Western Maryland College is about to provide a new technological link for Carroll County's public school teachers and some soon-to-be teachers.Beginning in the fall, the college will open a computer laboratory that will not only complement college programs in library science and education, but will bring together county teachers and their student teachers before they work together in the classroom, said Dr. Kenneth Pool, dean of the library science graduate...
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October 14, 2013
Retired Lt. Col. J. Stephen and Susan Rollins of Aberdeen announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth, to Andrew A. Goldbeck, son of James A. and Susan Goldbeck of Baltimore. Rollins graduated from The John Carroll School and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a bachelor of arts in English and a creative nonfiction minor. She is a librarian with the Baltimore County Public Library and pursuing a master's degree in library science from North Carolina Central University.
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By Lisa T. Hill and Lisa T. Hill,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 29, 1996
Western Maryland College is about to provide a new technological link for Carroll County's public school teachers and some soon-to-be teachers.Beginning in the fall, the college will open a computer laboratory that will not only complement college programs in library science and education, but will bring together county teachers and their student teachers before they work together in the classroom, said Dr. Kenneth Pool, dean of the library science graduate...
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | May 8, 1993
The Enoch Pratt Free Library has named Carla D. Hayden of Chicago to become the 11th director in the 106-year history of the Baltimore library system.Dr. Hayden, 40, has been deputy director of the Chicago Public Library since 1991. She will assume the top job at the Pratt July 1, with a salary reportedly between $85,000 and $88,000."We made our choice Tuesday and she called [yesterday] to accept," said James A. Ulmer, president of the Pratt Board of Trustees, which unanimously approved Dr. Hayden for the job.Dr.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | December 12, 1994
Roenna Fahrney, director of the Harford County Library for 21 years, died of heart failure Wednesday at a Frederick nursing home. She was 83.Miss Fahrney led the library system from 1957 until her retirement in 1978. The current director, Irene M. Padilla, credited her with opening branches in Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, Edgewood and Bel Air.Miss Fahrney also prepared the library system for the age of automation in the 1970s when it switched from card catalogs to a machine-readable database on microfilm, Ms. Padilla said.
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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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October 14, 2013
Retired Lt. Col. J. Stephen and Susan Rollins of Aberdeen announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth, to Andrew A. Goldbeck, son of James A. and Susan Goldbeck of Baltimore. Rollins graduated from The John Carroll School and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a bachelor of arts in English and a creative nonfiction minor. She is a librarian with the Baltimore County Public Library and pursuing a master's degree in library science from North Carolina Central University.
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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 Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
Edward Supplee Terry Jr., former head science librarian for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a decades-long stalwart of Baltimore's Arena Players , died July 1 of leukemia. He was 77. Mr. Terry, a resident of Baltimore, taught tap dance and performed with his troupe of "mature" dancers, Tapsichore, until his diagnosis in mid-2012, and was honored this spring by Dance Baltimore with its Dance Treasure Award. But it was his devotion to Arena Players , the country's oldest continuously operating African-American community theater, since arriving in Baltimore in the late 1950s, that friends and family remember.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Baltimore County school librarians are worried about their next chapter. New schools Superintendent Dallas Dance wants to eliminate from school system policy a written requirement that each school have a librarian and has shifted library science functions from the instruction and curriculum department to testing and technology. Dance said that neither the reorganization nor the proposed policy revisions are intended as a slight to librarians, and that he doesn't intend to reduce the number of librarians working in county schools.
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March 13, 2013
The Baltimore County Public Library has named a new branch manager for the Perry Hall Library. Cindy Kleback, a 15-year veteran of library work, was announced Tuesday as the new manager at the Perry Hall branch, 9685 Honeygo Blvd. Library officials said that prior to joining the county library system, Kleback worked at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore for nine years, and most recently served as branch manager of the Southeast Anchor Library in Highlandtown, where she was on staff when the library opened in 2007.
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August 28, 1991
Susan K. Schmidt is the new manager of the Maryland City branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library, located in the Maryland City Shopping Center, off Fort Meade Road.Schmidt is responsible for all branch operations, including training and supervising staff, evaluating the branch collection and overseeing services to patrons.The checkout rate at the branch in July was nearly 12,000 items, a 17 percent increase over the same month last year.A Detroit native, Schmidt was previously manager of the Park Forest branch of the Dallas Public Library.
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August 23, 1992
Schmidt to manage Severna Park librarySusan K. Schmidt has been named manager of the Severna Park library branch.Schmidt, who assumed her new position on July 13, is responsible for all branch operations, including public services, staff supervision, collection management and building maintenance.Schmidt previously was the manager of the Maryland City library branch. From 1987 to 1991, she worked at the Dallas Public Library as the manager of the Park Forest branch. She served as executive director of the Southwestern Library Association in Denton, Texas, from 1979 to 1982.
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February 4, 2013
Benjamin Glass, of Laurel, class of 2013, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Tufts University, in Medford, Mass. Amanda Morgan, of Laurel, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y. The following students from Laurel were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Mount St. Mary's University, in Emmitsburg: Claire McGrath, sophomore; Evan Oliver, senior; and Matthew Waller,...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2012
Esther Everitt Dombrowski, a retired Bel Air High School librarian who also wrote feature stories for The Aegis newspaper, died of pneumonia Oct. 8 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. She was 81 and lived in Bel Air. Born Esther Everitt on a farm near Bel Air, she was the daughter of a construction foreman and a homemaker. She was a 1948 graduate of Bel Air High School, where she returned after earning a bachelor's degree at what was then Millersville State College in Pennsylvania and a master's degree in library science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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