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Adeline Mercer Smith

Adeline Mercer Smith was American librarian. Member American Library Association, National Retired Teachers Association, New York State United Teachers, Virginia Retired Teachers Association, Beta Phi Museum.

Background

  • Smith, Adeline Mercer was born on May 28, 1915 in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. Daughter of Thomas Elwood and Hazel Belle (Farrington) Mercer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Library. Science, New York State College Teachers, 1937. Master of Science in Library.

      Science, State University of New York, Albany, 1968.

    Career

    • Designer, sample maker Van Raalte Company, Ladies Lingerie, Saratoga Springs, 1939-1963. High school library Hoosic Valley Central School, Schaghticoke, New York, 1964-1978. Director district library services Hoosic Valley Central School District, 1975-1978.

      Practicing retired library, cataloger James L. Hamner Public Library., Amelia, Virginia, from 1989. Member advisory board Index to Free Periodicals, Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1977.

    Works

    • Free magazines for libraries
    • Now greatly expanded and completely updated, this ever popular work includes over 700 magazines in 69 subject categories, from Abstracts and Indexes to Womens Interests.
    • Author: Free Magazines for Libraries, 1980, 2nd edition, 1985. Co-author: Free Magazines for Libraries, 3d edition, 1989, 4th edition, 1994. Contributor articles to library journals, magazines.

    Politics

    Capital punishment be administered only when the pursuit of truth and justice result in clear and overwhelming evidence of guilt.

    Religion

    Baptism is an act of full immersion following Christ’s example. It should be undertaken by spiritually matured individuals capable to understand its profound significance: resurrection to new life.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. During this change, the outward begins to reflect the inward and is something you will neither fear nor regret, but embrace.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association, National Retired Teachers Association, New York State United Teachers, Virginia Retired Teachers Association, Beta Phi Museum.

    Personality

    Interests

    Library volunteer, genealogy, gardening, needlecrafts.

    Connections

    • Married Jack Monroe Smith, March 3, 1946. 1 child, Jeffrey Monroe.
    • father: Thomas Elwood Mercer
    • mother: Hazel Belle (Farrington) Mercer
    • spouse: Jack Monroe Smith
    • child: Jeffrey Monroe Smith
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    Died October, 2002
    (aged 87)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      New York State College Teachers
    • 1968
      State University of New York
    • 1939 - 1963
      Designer
      Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
    • 1964 - 1978
      high school library Hoosic Valley Central School
      Schaghticoke, New York, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      director, district library services Hoosic Valley Central School District