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Fintan Raymond Shoniker

Fintan Raymond Shoniker, American librarian, clergyman. Member American Library Association, Catholic Library. Association (executive council 1959-1961), Pennsylvania Library. Association, American Benedictine Academy (chairman library section 1948), Association College and Research Libraries (president Tri-State chapter 1962-1963), Pittsburgh Bibliophiles, National Federation Catholic College Students (national chaplain 1952-1954, 56-58).

Background

  • Shoniker, Fintan Raymond was born on November 13, 1914 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Benjamin P. and Mary F. (McConville) Shoniker.

  • Education

    • AB, St. Vincent College, 1938. Master of Arts, St. Vincent College, 1940. Student, St. Vincent Seminary, 1942.

      Bachelor of Science in Library Science, Rosary College, 1943. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Gannon University, 1970.

    Career

    • Joined Benedictine Order, 1936. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1942. Librarian St. Vincent Preparatory School, 1936-1939, instructor, 1940-1945.

      Faculty St. Vincent College, since 1939, assistant librarian Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1939-1944, librarian, 1944-1968, 72-83, director libraries, 1949-1968, 1972-1983, special collections librarian, 1984-1989, director public relations, 1947-1954, alumni secretary, 1950-1954, president, 1968-1971, board directors, 1969-1987, now emeritus, secretary, 1976-1987. Coordinator St. Vincent College-Seton Hill College Cooperative Program, 1971-1980. Member American commission Survey of University Montreal, Middle States evaluation teams.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association, Catholic Library. Association (executive council 1959-1961), Pennsylvania Library. Association, American Benedictine Academy (chairman library section 1948), Association College and Research Libraries (president Tri-State chapter 1962-1963), Pittsburgh Bibliophiles, National Federation Catholic College Students (national chaplain 1952-1954, 56-58).

    Connections

    • father: Benjamin P. Shoniker
    • mother: Mary F. (McConville) Shoniker
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    Born November 13, 1914
    Nationality
    • 1938
      St. Vincent College
    • 1940
      St. Vincent College
    • 1942
      St. Vincent Seminary
    • 1943
      Rosary College
    • 1970
      Gannon University
    • 1936
      Joined Benedictine Order
    • 1939 - 1944
      faculty St. Vincent College
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1942
      ordained priest Roman Catholic Church
    • 1944 - 1968
      faculty St. Vincent College
    • 1971 - 1980
      coordinator, St. Vincent College-Seton Hill College Cooperative Program
    • 1976 - 1987
      faculty St. Vincent College
      Secretary, Maryland, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      faculty St. Vincent College
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