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John Henry Rebenack

John Henry Rebenack was American librarian. Recipient Newton D. Baker citation, 1968.

Background

  • Rebenack, John Henry was born on February 10, 1918 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Lewis and Carrie (Fielding) Rebenack.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Pittsburgh, 1942. Bachelor of Science in liberal studies, Carnegie Library School, 1947.

    Career

    • Reference assistant Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, 1947-1950. Librarian Salem (Ohio) Public Library, 1950-1953, Elyria (Ohio) Library, 1953-1957. Assistant librarian Akron (Ohio) Public Library, 1957-1965, associate librarian, 1965-1967, librarian-director, 1967-1980.

      Director United States Book Exchange, Inc., 1972.

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Member United Community Council, Citizens' Committee Public Welfare, 1965-1966, chairman group work and recreation division, 1963-1966, vice president, 1967-1968, president conference of executives, 1975-1976. Member steering committee, planning division United Way. Member Akron Mayor's Task Force on Human Relations, 1962.

    Member library committee President's Committee on Employment of Handicapped, 1967-1980, chairman, 1973-1980, member school library manpower advisory committee, 1967-1973. Member college advisory committee University Akron, 1972-1985. Member advisory council on federal programs State Library of Ohio, 1975-1979.

    Board visitors Graduate School Library and Information Science, University Pittsburgh, 1968-1974. Member executive board Great Trail council Boy Scouts American, 1977-1980. Board directors Summit County unit American Cancer Society, since 1976, president, 1979-1981.

    Board directors Ohio division, 1981-1991, chairman public information committee, 1989-1990, executive committee 1988-1991. With Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member American Library Association (chairman personnel administrative section 1966-1967, chairman buildings and equipment section 1971-1973, chairman legislation assembly 1976-1977), Ohio Library Association (executive board 1957-1960, chairman adult education round table 1963, chairman legislation committee 1965-1966, 70-72, 76-80, president 1966-1967, Librarian of Year 1979, named to Hall of Fame 1989), Ohio Library Foundation (privileged member 1980, privileged director since 1988), Carnegie Library School Association (president 1961-1963), University Pittsburgh Graduate School Library and Information Science Alumni Association (executive committee 1978-1979, Distinguished Alumnus award 1980), American Association United Nations (vice president Akron chapter 1960), Kiwanis International Foundation (Tablet of Honor 1997, George F. Hixson fellow 1998), Torch Club (president 1968-1969), Kiwanis (president Akron 1978-1979, Man of Year 2004), Beta Phi Museum.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Merle Treat, October 31, 1942 (deceased April 1971). Children: Charles Edwin, Christine (Mistress Clair N. Hayes III). Married Frances Strabley Krieger, May 6, 1972.
    • father: Charles Lewis Rebenack
    • mother: Carrie (Fielding) Rebenack
    • spouses: Dorothy Merle Treat
    • Frances Strabley Krieger
    • children: Charles Edwin Rebenack
    • Christine Rebenack (Mistress Clair N. Hayes III)
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    Died September 1, 2006
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1942
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1947
      Carnegie Library School
    • 1947 - 1950
      Reference assistant, Carnegie Library
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1950 - 1953
      librarian Salem (Ohio) Public Library
    • 1953 - 1957
      librarian Salem (Ohio) Public Library
    • 1957 - 1965
      assistant, librarian Akron (Ohio) Public Library
    • 1965 - 1967
      assistant, librarian Akron (Ohio) Public Library
    • 1967 - 1980
      assistant, librarian Akron (Ohio) Public Library

    Award