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Auguste-Marie Morisset

Father Morisset, n.d. Credit University of Ottawa.

b. 1900, Fall River, Mass; d. July 17, 1989, Ottawa, ON

Education and Priesthood:

1921 Joined The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)
1927 Ordained priest
1930 “License” in Canon law
1935 BA University of Ottawa
1938 BSc (Library Service), Columbia University
1948 MSc (Library Service), Columbia University


1928 Vicar at the Church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre in Montreal
1930 Vicar at the parish of Sacré-Coeur in Ottawa
1934-1958 Chief Librarian, University of Ottawa
1938-1971 Founding Director, School of Library Science, University of Ottawa


1976 Order of Canada
1948 First French Canadian to obtain an MLS
1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal
1979 Honorary Member of the Bibliographic Society of Canada


1943-1944 President, Library Association of Ottawa
1950-1951 President, Bibliographic Society of Canada
1952-1959 Member, National Library Advisory Board
1954-1955 Councillor, American Library Association
1960-1961 President, ACBLF 1971 Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa
1972 Morisset Hall of the University of Ottawa inaugurated


Father Morisset was an engaging and committed individual. Long after his retirement he continued to make periodic and surprise visits to “his” library.


Greene, Richard and Jean LeBlanc. “Un pionnier de la bibliothéconomie au Canada français: Auguste-Marie Morisset, OMI” in Documentation et bibliothèques (vol. 36, no 3 ; juillet-septembre 2000) pp. 135-142.
ELA biography prepared by Ralph Manning.

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