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 ====== Nora Bateson ====== ====== Nora Bateson ======
  
-b. 1896, Westhoughton, England; d. 1956, Rhyl, Wales\\+b. 1896, Chequerbent, Westhoughton, England; d. Jan. 6, 1956, Rhyl, North Wales\\
  
 ===== Education: ===== ===== Education: =====
  
-BA (Hons. Hist.1917 (Manchester); Diploma in Librarianship 1929 (Pratt);\\ +1917 BA (Hons. History) Manchester\\ 
-MA (Hist.) 1933 (McGill)\\+1929 Diploma in Librarianship Pratt\\ 
 +1933 MA (Hist.) McGill\\
  
 ===== Positions: ===== ===== Positions: =====
  
-|1920\\ |Teacher, Kings Hall, Compton, Quebec\\ | +1920 Teacher, Kings Hall, Compton, Quebec\\ 
-|1922-1928\\ |Library Clerk, Ontario Legislative Library\\ | +1922-1928 Library Clerk, Ontario Legislative Library\\ 
-|1929\\ |McGill University Library Summer School\\ | +1929 McGill University Library Summer School\\ 
-|1929-1930\\ |Reference Librarian, University of British Columbia Library\\ | +1929-1930 Reference Librarian, University of British Columbia Library\\ 
-|1931\\ |Librarian, Chilliwack Branch, Fraser Valley Library Demonstration\\ | +1931 Librarian, Chilliwack Branch, Fraser Valley Library Demonstration\\ 
-|1932-1933\\ |Professor, McGill University Library School\\ | +1932-1933 Professor, McGill University Library School\\ 
-|1933-1936\\ |Director, Prince Edward Island Library Demonstration\\ | +1933-1936 Director, Prince Edward Island Library Demonstration\\ 
-|1936-1938\\ |Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore\\ | +1936-1938 Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore\\ 
-|1938-1945|Director of Libraries, Nova Scotia| +1938-1945 Director of Libraries, Nova Scotia\\ 
-|1945-1947|Director of Home Reading Department, Detroit Public Library| +1945-1947 Director of Home Reading Department, Detroit Public Library\\ 
-|1947-1948|Senior Lecturer, New Zealand Library School| +1947-1948 Senior Lecturer, New Zealand Library School\\ 
-|1948-1953|Acting Director & Director, New Zealand Library School|+1948-1953 Acting Director & Director, New Zealand Library School\\
  
-===== Publications: =====+===== Publications (major contributions): =====
  
-Bateson, Nora(1936).  The Carnegie library demonstration in Prince Edward Island. Canada, 1933-1936.  Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Prince Edward Island Libraries.\\+Bateson, Nora (1936). The Carnegie library demonstration in Prince Edward Island. Canada, 1933-1936. Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Prince Edward Island Libraries.\\ 
 +Bateson, Nora (with J.J.Tompkins). (1936?). Why not a co-operative library? Antigonish, N.S.: Extension Department, St. Francis Xavier University.\\ 
 +Bateson, Nora (1938). Library survey of Nova Scotia. [Halifax, N.S.]: Department of Education.\\ 
 +Bateson, Nora (1944). Livres pour aujourd'hui et demain. [Ottawa]: Counseil Canadien des bibliothèques.\\ 
 +Bateson, Nora (1944). Rural Canada needs libraries. [Ottawa]: Canadian Library Council.\\ 
 +Bateson, Nora (1945). Library plan for Jamaica. Kingston, [Jamaica]: Government Printer.\\
  
-Bateson, Nora. (with J.J.Tompkins). (1936?). Why not a co-operative library?  Antigonish, N.S.Extension Department, St. Francis Xavier University.\\+===== Publications (minor contributions): =====
  
-Bateson, Nora(1938). Library survey of Nova Scotia.  [Halifax, N.S.]: Department of Education.\\ +Bateson, Nora (1931). The Fraser Valley book van. Library Journal v.56, p.59-62\\ 
- +Bateson, Nora (1934). Prince Edward Island's demonstration. ALA Bulletin v.28, p.633-637\\ 
-Batson, Nora. (1944).  Livres  pour aujourd'hui et demain. [Ottawa]: Counseil Canadien des bibliothéques.\\ +Bateson, Nora (1934). Prince Edward Island's demonstration. Ontario Library Review v.18, no.3, p.111-114\\ 
- +Bateson, Nora (1935). Library work in Prince Edward Island. Ontario Library Review v.19, no.3, p.109-110\\ 
-Bateson, Nora. (1944). Rural Canada needs libraries. [Ottawa]: Canadian Library Council.\\ +Bateson, Nora (1936). The burning bush in Nova Scotia. Landward, Autumn, p.3, 7, 11\\ 
- +Bateson, Nora (1937). Latest survey of libraries in Canada. ALA Bulletin v.31, no.2, p.85-86\\ 
-Bateson, Nora. (1945). Library plan for Jamaica. Kingston, [Jamaica]: Government Printer.\\ +Bateson, Nora (1938). Labor and the library in Nova Scotia. [letter]. ALA Bulletin v.33, no.3, p.216\\ 
- +Bateson, Nora (1939). Regional libraries. Ontario Library Review v.23, no.2, p.117-18\\ 
-===== Minor publications:  ===== +Bateson, Nora (1939). Regional libraries for Nova Scotia. Ontario Library Review v.23, no.2, p.177-179\\ 
- +Bateson, Nora (1940). Laying library foundations in Nova Scotia. ALA Bulletin v.34, no.5, p.312\\ 
-|1931\\ |The Fraser Valley book van. Library Journal v.56, p.59-62\\ | +Bateson, Nora (1942). A library for our fighting forces. Public Affairs Spring, p.131-133\\ 
-|1934\\ |Prince Edward Island's demonstration. ALA Bulletin v.28, p.633-637\\ | +Bateson, Nora (1943). Maritime Library Association. Ontario Library Review v.27, no.2, p.130-131\\ 
-|1934\\ |Prince Edward Island's demonstration. Ontario Library Review v.18, no.3, p.111-114\\ | +Bateson, Nora (1943). Libraries for today and tomorrow. Food for Thought v.3, no.5, p.12-19\\ 
-|1935\\ |Library work in Prince Edward Island. Ontario Library Review v.19, no.3, p.109-110\\ | +Bateson, Nora (1943). Reading pursuits and possibilities. Food for Thought v.3, no.6, p.13-17\\ 
-|1936\\ |The burning bush in Nova Scotia. Landward, Autumn, p.3, 7, 11\\ | +Bateson, Nora (1945). Today the minds of men. Library Journal v.70, p.997-999\\ 
-|1937\\ |Latest survey of libraries in Canada. ALA Bulletin v.31, no.2, p.85-86\\ | +Bateson, Nora (1946). Countrywide library service: Why not? Canadian Forum 26, p.90-91\\ 
-|1938\\ |Labor and the library in Nova Scotia. [letter]. ALA Bulletin v.33, no.3, p.216\\ | +Bateson, Nora (1949). Audio visual developments in libraries abroad. New Zealand Library Association. 18th Conference, Dunedin, p.23-25\\
-|1939\\ |Regional libraries. Ontario Library Review v.23, no.2, p.117-18\\ | +
-|1939|Regional libraries for Nova Scotia. Ontario Library Review v.23, no.2, p.177-179| +
-|1940|Laying library foundations in Nova Scotia. ALA Bulletin v.34, no.5, p.312| +
-|1942|A library for our fighting forces. Public Affairs  Spring, p.131-133| +
-|1943|Maritime Library Association. Ontario Library Review v.27, no.2, p.130-131| +
-|1943|Libraries for today and tomorrow. Food for Thought v.3, no.5, p.12-19| +
-|1943|Reading pursuits and possibilities. Food for Thought v.3, no.6, p.13-17| +
-|1945|Today the minds of men. Library Journal v.70, p.997-999| +
-|1946|Countrywide library service: Why not? Canadian Forum 26, p.90-91| +
-|1949|Audio visual developments in libraries abroad. New Zealand Library Association. 18th Conference, Dunedin, p.23-25|+
  
 ===== Associations/Committees ===== ===== Associations/Committees =====
  
-Maritime Library InstituteMaritime Library AssociationAmerican Library Association,\\ +Maritime Library Institute and Maritime Library Association\\ 
-Extension Committee; Canadian Library CouncilNew Zealand Library Association\\+American Library Association Extension Committee\\ 
 +Canadian Library Council\\ 
 +New Zealand Library Association\\
  
 ===== Honours: ===== ===== Honours: =====
  
-A scholarship at the New Zealand Library School is named in her memory. Prince Edward Island has established the Nora Bateson Award for Excellence in Library Service. \\+A scholarship at the New Zealand Library School is named in her memory. Prince Edward Island has established the Nora Bateson Award for Excellence in Library Service.\\
  
 ===== Accomplishments: ===== ===== Accomplishments: =====
  
-Nora Bateson directed the PEI Library Demonstration Project, which established more than 20  public libraries in that province during the period 1933-1936.  She had an enduring passion for adult education, and ensured that the rural libraries' role included supporting the adult study clubs that were flourishing at the time.  In 1938 she conducted a library survey of Nova Scotia, and later that year was invited to be the Director of Libraries for the Regional Libraries Commission of the province.  During the Second World War, Bateson and her assistant Marion Gilroy were seconded to the Canadian Legion Education Service to establish libraries for armed forces personnel in the Atlantic command. In 1944 she was asked to undertake a library survey of Jamaica, which became the foundation for the country's public library system.  She was also an active member of the committee set up to investigate the establishment of a national library association for Canada (resulting in the founding of the Canadian Library Association, 1946). After two years in charge of the Home Reading Department of the Detroit Public Library she went on to the New Zealand Library School (1947-1953) where she first served as Senior Lecturer, then Acting Director and Director for several years.\\+Nora Bateson directed the PEI Library Demonstration Project, which established more than 20 public libraries in that province during the period 1933-1936. She had an enduring passion for adult education, and ensured that the rural libraries' role included supporting the adult study clubs that were flourishing at the time. In 1938 she conducted a library survey of Nova Scotia, and later that year was invited to be the Director of Libraries for the Regional Libraries Commission of the province. During the Second World War, Bateson and her assistant Marion Gilroy were seconded to the Canadian Legion Education Service to establish libraries for armed forces personnel in the Atlantic command. In 1944 she was asked to undertake a library survey of Jamaica, which became the foundation for the country's public library system. She was also an active member of the committee set up to investigate the establishment of a national library association for Canada (resulting in the founding of the Canadian Library Association, 1946). After two years in charge of the Home Reading Department of the Detroit Public Library she went on to the New Zealand Library School (1947-1953) where she first served as Senior Lecturer, then Acting Director and Director for several years.\\
  
 ===== Sources: ===== ===== Sources: =====
  
 Research at Library and Archives Canada, Prince Edward Island Archives, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, Archives of Ontario, McGill University Archives, St. Francis Xavier University Archives, Cape Breton University Archives (Beaton Institute).\\ Research at Library and Archives Canada, Prince Edward Island Archives, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, Archives of Ontario, McGill University Archives, St. Francis Xavier University Archives, Cape Breton University Archives (Beaton Institute).\\
-Obit. Chronicle Herald, January 26, 1956.\\ +Obit. Halifax Chronicle Herald, January 26, 1956.\\ 
-Memorials:  MLA Bulletin  v.29, NO.2, p.20; CLA Bulletin v.12, no.6, p.232-234Food for Thought v.16, p. 242-244.\\+Memorials: MLA Bulletin v.29, NO.2, p.20; CLA Bulletin v.12, no.6, p.232-234\\ 
 +Marion Gilroy (1956). "Nora Bateson." Food for Thought 16242244.\\ 
  
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