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tbodak [Lachlan Lachie Farquhar MacRae]
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 ====== Lachlan "​Lachie"​ Farquhar MacRae ====== ====== Lachlan "​Lachie"​ Farquhar MacRae ======
  
-b. October ​7, 1914 Vancouver, BC; d. July 2, 2001 Guelph, ON\\+b. Oct. 7, 1914Vancouver, BC; d. July 2, 2001Guelph, ON\\
  
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 ===== Accomplishments:​ ===== ===== Accomplishments:​ =====
  
-"One of Mr. MacRae'​s greatest attributes has been his ability to find excellent professional staff and to develop a team effort among them.  He had the happy knack of delegating authority, and at the same time ensuring that all members of the staff were conversant with progress in all phases of the operation. ​ Each one was constantly assured of a full measure of Mr. MacRae'​s support.\\+"One of Mr. MacRae'​s greatest attributes has been his ability to find excellent professional staff and to develop a team effort among them. He had the happy knack of delegating authority, and at the same time ensuring that all members of the staff were conversant with progress in all phases of the operation. Each one was constantly assured of a full measure of Mr. MacRae'​s support.\\
  
-Mr. MacRae had the courage to risk his professional reputation by encouraging and supporting then-unproven innovations in university library design and operation. ​ The degree of success achieved has done much to enhance the reputation of this university both in Canada and abroad.\\+Mr. MacRae had the courage to risk his professional reputation by encouraging and supporting then-unproven innovations in university library design and operation. The degree of success achieved has done much to enhance the reputation of this university both in Canada and abroad.\\
  
-The new concepts in library design and operation have attracted many visitors to Guelph from throughout the library world. ​ Many aspects of our Library are being carefully studied and assessed by those interested in improving their own operations. ​ Mr. MacRae'​s many contacts among librarians have been maintained and extended during the development of the McLaughlin Library and the University of Guelph library system."​ ("​Library News"​)\\+The new concepts in library design and operation have attracted many visitors to Guelph from throughout the library world. Many aspects of our Library are being carefully studied and assessed by those interested in improving their own operations. Mr. MacRae'​s many contacts among librarians have been maintained and extended during the development of the McLaughlin Library and the University of Guelph library system."​ ("​Library News"​)\\
  
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-"Mr. MacRae'​s special interest is library automation and the application of data processing techniques. ​ He was assigned special responsibilities as the first Associate National Librarian for the implementation of the systems study on the automation of Canadian National Library services in the summer of 1970.  He is the last chairman of the NRC Associate Committee on Scientific and Technological Information. ​ Twice, he has served as the president of the Ontario Library Association,​ and he was a member of the first audio-visual committee of the American Library Association. ​ From 1951 to 1965, he was the director of the Canadian Film Institute. ​ He has the distinction of being the only non-American to serve on ALA's Committee on Intellectual Freedom."​ (Noted for the alumni, Fall 1972)\\+"Mr. MacRae'​s special interest is library automation and the application of data processing techniques. He was assigned special responsibilities as the first Associate National Librarian for the implementation of the systems study on the automation of Canadian National Library services in the summer of 1970. He is the last chairman of the NRC Associate Committee on Scientific and Technological Information. Twice, he has served as the president of the Ontario Library Association,​ and he was a member of the first audio-visual committee of the American Library Association. From 1951 to 1965, he was the director of the Canadian Film Institute. He has the distinction of being the only non-American to serve on ALA's Committee on Intellectual Freedom."​ (Noted for the alumni, Fall 1972)\\
  
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