Coughlin, Violet, 1907-2001

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Coughlin, Violet, 1907-2001

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1907-2001

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Violet Coughlin, professor of library science, was born in Montréal. After receiving her B.A. from McGill in 1928, she taught at Montréal High School before returning to McGill for her B.L.S. (1938). From 1941 to 1952, she was librarian of Royal Victoria College. She then joined the faculty of the School of Library Science at McGill, where she taught until her retirement as Emeritus Professor in 1976. During this period, she earned an M.A. (1958) and D.L.S. (1966) from Columbia University, and served as director of the school for 1972-1973. Her doctoral thesis was published as Larger Units of Public Library Service in Canada (Metuchen, N.J., 1968). Coughlin passed away on December 29, 2001 in Unionville, Ontario.

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