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Summer School for Librarians

Toronto, June-July 1911

The first one-month summer school for library training in Ontario was held in Toronto in June-July 1911. B. Mabel Dunham was instructor in charge. The school provided practical training for Ontario students at a time when professional degrees were available only in the United States or more extensive training available in Canada at McGill University under the direction of Charles H. Gould.

The 1911 summer library school participants (non-Toronto residents identified by place)

Top left to right: Mabel F.A. Thibaudeau, F. Eva McCrae (Windsor), Alice L. Collinson (Bracebridge), Dora Anderson (Fergus), Inspector Walter Nursey, Victoria Scott (Owen Sound), Fred M. DelaFosse (Peterborough), Lenora S. Detweiler (Kitchener), Dr. Lewis L. Hornung, Edith C. Jamieson (Morrisburg), Mrs. D.E. Clarke (Trenton), Glayds E. Stauffer.

Centre left to right: Laura A. McEvers (Cobourg), Mary T. Butters (Niagara Falls), A. Patricia Spereman, Adeline E. Kopp (Palmerston), B. Mabel Dunham (Kitchener), Nellie Ward (Hamilton), Carrie Banting (Woodstock).
Front left to right: Mary J.L. Black (Ft. William), Alice L. Rice, Lillian May Hamly (Port Hope), Jaquetta Gardiner (Sarnia), Jeanne S. Reid (Chatham), Ethel M. Watson, M. Louise Carroll.

Photo caption: Summer School for Ontario Librarians at the Model School, St. James Square, Toronto, 1911
Photo source: Report of the Minister of Education (Ontario) for 1911
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