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Father Auguste-Marie Morisset

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

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

Positions:

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

Honours:

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

Accomplishments:

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

Comments:

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

Source:

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.

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