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Henry Cummings Campbell

Henry Cummings Campbell, Canadian librarian. Recipient Professor Kawla award for Library and Information Science, 1984.


  • Campbell, Henry Cummings was born on April 22, 1919 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Son of Henry and Margaret (Cummings) Campbell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University British Columbia, 1940. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, University Toronto, 1941. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1949.


    • Librarian, film producer National Film Board, Canada, Ottawa, 1941-1946. With Secretariat United Nations, New York, 1946-1948, United Nations Educational, Paris, 1949-1956. Chief librarian Toronto (Canada) Public Library, 1956-1978.

      General manager Cinfolink Services, Toronto, since 1994. Lecturer University Toronto School Library. Science, 1970-1971; consultant on information systems and library services Canadian Government Social Science Research Council Canada, United Nations Educational.

      Active State Science and Technology Commission, Beijing, China, since 1991, China Internet Information Services, since 1997.


    • Author: How To Find Out About Canada, 1967, Canadian Libraries, 1972, review edition, Early Days on the Great Lakes, 1971, The Public Library in the Urban Metropolitan Setting, 1973, Development of Public Library Systems and Services, 1982, Computer Information Systems in the People's Republic of China, Cinfolink Directory of Information Services in China and Hong Kong, 1993-1994, 1993, Cinfolink Annual Review of Information Services in China, 1995-1996, 1996, Looking for Harrison, 1993, Cinfolink China Internet Directory, 2002, (with Joachim Wieder) International Federation of Library Associations: A History 1927-2002, 2002.


    Fellow International Federation of Library Associations (honorary). Member International Association Metropolitan City Libraries (president 1971-1974), Canadian Library. Association (president 1973-1974), Ontario Continuing Education Association (president 1966), Federation Canada-China Friendship Societies (president 1985-1988), Ex Libris Association (president since 2002).


    • Married Sylvia Woodsworth, September 13, 1943. Children– Shiela (Mistress David Macrae), Bonnie, Robin.
    • father: Henry Campbell
    • mother: Margaret (Cummings) Campbell
    • spouse: Sylvia Woodsworth
    • children: Shiela Campbell (Mistress David Macrae)
    • Bonnie Campbell
    • Robin Campbell
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    • 1940
      University British Columbia
    • 1941
      University Toronto
    • 1949
      Columbia University
    • 1941 - 1946
      Ottawa, Kansas, United States
    • 1946 - 1948
      with Secretariat United Nations
      New York, United States
    • 1949 - 1956
      with Secretariat United Nations
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
    • 1956 - 1978
      chief librarian Toronto (Canada) Public Library
    • 1994
      general manager, Cinfolink Services
      Toronto, Ohio, United States