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-Castell, WIlliam (1938). “New Course of Studies Makes Heavy Demand on Fort William Public Library Shelves.” Ontario Library Review 22 (1): 23–24.\\+Castell, William (1938). “New Course of Studies Makes Heavy Demand on Fort William Public Library Shelves.” Ontario Library Review 22 (1): 23–24.\\
 Castell, William (1941). “A New Experiment in Library Lighting at the Fort William Public Library.” Ontario Library Review 25 (1): 14–16.\\ Castell, William (1941). “A New Experiment in Library Lighting at the Fort William Public Library.” Ontario Library Review 25 (1): 14–16.\\
 Castell, William (1952). “Branch libraries in Calgary.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 8 (5): 22–23.\\ Castell, William (1952). “Branch libraries in Calgary.” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 8 (5): 22–23.\\
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-William Castell was known to be an able administrator and promoter of branch libraries. When he came to Calgary in 1945, the library system consisted of the Carnegie library in Memorial Park (1912) and a small branch in Crescent Heights. During his tenure, he was responsible for the planning of a dozen new branches, the operation of several bookmobiles, and the opening of a new downtown central central library on Macleod Trail South (1963) that was later named in his honour shortly after his retirement. When he passed away in September 2004, “his former employees remembered him as a compassionate, equal-opportunity boss who had hired people of colour and people with physical handicaps long before this became common practice among Calgary employers.” — Brian Brennan, The Calgary Public Library.\\+William Rentoul Castell was known to be an able administrator and promoter of branch libraries. When he came to Calgary in 1945, the library system consisted of the Carnegie library in Memorial Park (1912) and a small branch in Crescent Heights. During his tenure, he was responsible for the planning of a dozen new branches, the operation of several bookmobiles, and the opening of a new downtown central central library on Macleod Trail South (1963) that was later named in his honour shortly after his retirement. When he passed away in September 2004, “his former employees remembered him as a compassionate, equal-opportunity boss who had hired people of colour and people with physical handicaps long before this became common practice among Calgary employers.” — Brian Brennan, The Calgary Public Library.\\
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-Castell was also known to speak his mind: when he accepted his nomination as president of CLA at Toronto on July 1st, 1965, he questioned whether French could attain parity with English within Canada at a time when bilingualism was being debated, he deplored the tendency to continually raise library membership fees, he openly criticized CLA’s organizational structure which he felt had become unwieldy, and said a person’s first loyalty should be to Canada. — CLA 20th conference proceedings held in Royal York Hotel, Toronto, 1965.\\+W.R. Castell was also known to speak his mind: when he accepted his nomination as president of CLA at Toronto on July 1st, 1965, he questioned whether French could attain parity with English within Canada at a time when bilingualism was being debated, he deplored the tendency to continually raise library membership fees, he openly criticized CLA’s organizational structure which he felt had become unwieldy, and said a person’s first loyalty should be to Canada. — CLA 20th conference proceedings held in the Royal York Hotel, Toronto, 1965.\\
  
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