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Lohrer, M(ary) Alice 1907-2002

LOHRER, M(ary) Alice 1907-2002

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born January 29, 1907, in Chicago, IL; died September 15, 2002, in Chicago, IL. Librarian, educator, and author. Lohrer was a longtime professor of library science at the University of Illinois and was particularly interested in literature for young readers. After receiving her Ph.B. from the University of Chicago in 1928, Lohrer worked for ten years as a high school librarian in Oak Park, Illinois, and, after earning a bachelor's degree in library science from the University of Illinois in 1937, for another three years in Hinsdale, Illinois. She then joined the University of Illinois as an assistant professor of library science, working in this position during the 1940s and 1950s while earning her master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1945. She remained at the University of Illinois throughout the rest of her career, becoming a professor of library science in 1967 and retiring as professor emeritus in 1974. For her service to the university, she received several honors, including having an award in library sciences named after her. Lohrer was the coauthor of Planning Guide for the High School Library Program (1951) and author of The Identification and Role of School Libraries That Function as Instructional Materials Centers, and Implications for Library Education in the United States. She was also an editor and contributor to other books in her field.



School Library Journal, September 30, 2002.

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