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-====== ​Smith, ​Lillian Helena ======+====== Lillian Helena ​Smith ======
  
-b. March 17, 1887, London, ON; d. January ​5, 1983, Toronto, ON\\+====== ​  ​====== 
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 +b. Mar. 17, 1887, London, ON; d. Jan. 5, 1983, Toronto, ON\\
  
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 1910 BA (Victoria University, Toronto)\\ 1910 BA (Victoria University, Toronto)\\
-1910-1911 Carnegie Training School for Children’s Librarians, Pittsburgh, ​PA\\+1910-1911 ​diploma (Carnegie Training School for Children’s Librarians, Pittsburgh)\\ 
 +1931 BS in LS (Carnegie Institute of TechnologyPittsburgh)\\
  
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-1911-1912 ​ Children’s librarian and branch head, New York Public Library\\ +1911-1912 Children’s librarian and branch head, New York Public Library\\ 
-1912-1952 ​ Head of children’s services, Toronto Public Library\\+1912-1952 Head of children’s services, Toronto Public Library\\
  
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 Smith, Lillian H. (1913). “Boys and girls and the public library."​ Proceedings of the Ontario Library Association Annual Meeting: 67-70.\\ Smith, Lillian H. (1913). “Boys and girls and the public library."​ Proceedings of the Ontario Library Association Annual Meeting: 67-70.\\
  
-Smith, Lillian H. (1917). “The children'​s librarian.” Acta Victoriana42, 2: 63-65.\\+Smith, Lillian H. (1917). “The children'​s librarian.” Acta Victoriana 42, 2: 63-65.\\
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-Smith, Lillian H. (1917). “A list of books for boys and girls.” Ontario Library Review2, no.1: 11-33.\\+Smith, Lillian H. (1917). “A list of books for boys and girls.” Ontario Library Review 2, no.1: 11-33.\\
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-Smith, Lillian H. (1923). “The problems of children’s librarians.” Library Journal48, 17, 1 October.: 805-806.\\+Smith, Lillian H. (1923). “The problems of children’s librarians.” Library Journal 48, 17, 1 October.: 805-806.\\
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 Smith, Lillian H., ed. (1927). Books for boys and girls. Toronto: Toronto Public Library.\\ Smith, Lillian H., ed. (1927). Books for boys and girls. Toronto: Toronto Public Library.\\
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 Smith, Lillian H., ed. (1932). Books for boys and girls, June 1927 to June 1932, a supplement. Toronto: Toronto Public Library\\ Smith, Lillian H., ed. (1932). Books for boys and girls, June 1927 to June 1932, a supplement. Toronto: Toronto Public Library\\
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-Smith, Lillian H. (1939).”The library’s responsibility to the child.” In: The library of tomorrow: a symposium, ed. Emily M. Danton: 124-32. Chicago: American Library Association.\\+Smith, Lillian H. (1939).”The library’s responsibility to the child.” In: The library of tomorrow: a symposium, ed. Emily M. Danton. Chicago: American Library Association. p. 124-132.\\
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 Smith, Lillian H., ed. (1940). Books for boys and girls. 2nd ed. Toronto: Ryerson Press.\\ Smith, Lillian H., ed. (1940). Books for boys and girls. 2nd ed. Toronto: Ryerson Press.\\
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-Smith, Lillian H. and Annie Wright (1941). “Canada: a reading guide for children and young people.” Ontario Library Review25, 1 August: 293-300.\\+Smith, Lillian H. and Annie Wright (1941). “Canada: a reading guide for children and young people.” Ontario Library Review 25, 1 August: 293-300.\\
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-Smith, Lillian H. (1947). “The children’s library.” Journal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada24, 2 February: 56-58.\\+Smith, Lillian H. (1947). “The children’s library.” Journal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 24, 2 February: 56-58.\\
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 Smith, Lillian H. (1953). The unreluctant years: a critical approach to children’s literature. Chicago: American Library Association.\\ Smith, Lillian H. (1953). The unreluctant years: a critical approach to children’s literature. Chicago: American Library Association.\\
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-Smith, Lillian H. (1959). “What books mean to children.” American Library Association Bulletin53, 4 April: 289-91.\\+Smith, Lillian H. (1959). “What books mean to children.” American Library Association Bulletin 53, 4 April: 289-91.\\
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-Smith, Lillian H. (1963). “News from Narnia.” Horn Book Magazine39, October: 470-73.\\+Smith, Lillian H. (1963). “News from Narnia.” Horn Book Magazine 39, October: 470-73.\\
  
 ===== Associations/​Committees:​ ===== ===== Associations/​Committees:​ =====
  
-1928-1929 ​ President, Ontario Library Association\\ +1928-1929 President, Ontario Library Association\\ 
-1932-1936 ​ Member of Executive Board, American Library Association\\+1932-1936 Member of Executive Board, American Library Association\\
  
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-“The Unreluctant Years,” published in 1953, distills Smith’s ideas about library book selection and its potential to edify and stimulate children. Her book remains a classic statement for the rationale to apply critical standards of literary value in book selection for young readers and for her insistence on the provision and employment of ‘best books’ by children’s librarians. ​ Smith also edited valuable editions of TPL’s “Books for Boys and Girls.”\\+“The Unreluctant Years,” published in 1953, distills Smith’s ideas about library book selection and its potential to edify and stimulate children. Her book remains a classic statement for the rationale to apply critical standards of literary value in book selection for young readers and for her insistence on the provision and employment of ‘best books’ by children’s librarians. Smith also edited valuable editions of TPL’s “Books for Boys and Girls.”\\
  
-Storytelling and programming was another vital aspect of library work that Smith and her devoted staff actively promoted. A ‘Book Week’ for boys and girls became a regular feature before Christmas at TPL well before a national Young Canada Book Week was established in 1949. As well, from the end of WWII to the 1950s, librarians at Boys and Girls House collaborated with the CBC in a series of radio programs for children. ​ Service to non-English speaking children was provided through Toronto settlement houses. Boys and Girls House was always noted for its experimental approaches and offerings of drama, folk dancing, puppet shows, and clubs—features that are often taken for granted in the 21st century library.\\+Storytelling and programming was another vital aspect of library work that Smith and her devoted staff actively promoted. A ‘Book Week’ for boys and girls became a regular feature before Christmas at TPL well before a national Young Canada Book Week was established in 1949. As well, from the end of WWII to the 1950s, librarians at Boys and Girls House collaborated with the CBC in a series of radio programs for children. Service to non-English speaking children was provided through Toronto settlement houses. Boys and Girls House was always noted for its experimental approaches and offerings of drama, folk dancing, puppet shows, and clubs—features that are often taken for granted in the 21st century library.\\
  
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 [[http://​www.lillianhsmith.ca/​|Lillian H. Smith website]] developed by Michael Manchester. Accessed 3 December 2015.\\ [[http://​www.lillianhsmith.ca/​|Lillian H. Smith website]] developed by Michael Manchester. Accessed 3 December 2015.\\
-\\ +Fasick, Adele. M., Margaret Johnston and Ruth Osler, eds. (1990). Lands of pleasure: essays on Lillian H. Smith and the development of children’s libraries. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press.\\
-Fasick, Adele. M., Margaret Johnston and Ruth Osler, eds. (1990). Lands of  pleasure: essays on Lillian H. Smith and the development of children’s libraries. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press.\\ +
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 Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians (1952). Lillian H. Smith; a tribute from the C.A.C.L., June 10, 1952. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.\\ Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians (1952). Lillian H. Smith; a tribute from the C.A.C.L., June 10, 1952. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.\\
-\\ +McGrath, Leslie A. (2005). Service to children in the Toronto Public Library; a case study, 1912-1949. University of Toronto Ph.D. dissertation.\\
-McGrath, Leslie A. (2005). Service to children in the Toronto Public Library; a case study, 1912-1949. University of Toronto Ph.D. dissertation. ​\\ +
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 Sydell Waxman (2002). Believing in books: the story of Lillian H. Smith. Toronto: Napoleon Publishing. [biography for children]\\ Sydell Waxman (2002). Believing in books: the story of Lillian H. Smith. Toronto: Napoleon Publishing. [biography for children]\\
 +Giles, Suzette (2013). "​Libraries named after librarians."​ ELAN no. 54 (Fall): 7-8.\\
  
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