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Ellsworth Goodwin Mason

Ellsworth Goodwin Mason was American librarian. Certified Christian Writer's Guild. Named Kentucky Colonel, 1993; recipient Harry Bailly speaker's award, Association Colleges Midwest, 1975; fellow, Council Library. Resources, 1969-1970; grantee, American Council Learned Societies, Education Facilities Laboratories, Hofstra University, University Colorado.

Background

  • Mason, Ellsworth Goodwin was born on August 25, 1917 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of Frederick William and Kathryn Loretta (Watkins) Mason.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1938. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1948.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Hofstra University, 1973. Diploma, Institute Children's Literature, 1996.

    Career

    • Reference assistant Yale Library, 1938-1942. Export license officer Board Economic Warfare, 1942-1943. Instructor English Williams College, 1948-1950.

      Instructor humanities Marlboro (Vermont) College, 1951-1952. Serials library University Wyoming Library., 1952-1954. Reference library Colorado College Library., Colorado Springs, 1954-1958.

      Lecturer, library Colorado College, 1958-1963. Professor, director library services Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1963-1972. Professor, director University Colorado Libraries, Boulder, 1972-1976.

      Freelance writer children's literature, since 1995. Library. consultant, since 1958. Visiting lecturer Northwestern University, 1961, Colorado College, 1965, Syracuse University, 1965—1968, Elmira College, 1966, Columbia University, 1966—1968, Lincoln University, 1969, University British Columbia, Canada, 1969, University Toronto, 1970, University Tulsa, 1971, 76, University Rutgers, 1971, University Illinois, 1972, Colgate University, 1972, Simmons College, 1972, University Oregon, 1973, Hofstra University, 1974, University North Carolina, 1976, University Alabama, 1976, Ball State University, 1977, University Lethbridge, Canada, 1977, University Arizona, 1981, Arizona State University, 1981, Victoria University, New Zealand, 1983, University Canterbury, New Zealand, 1983, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1992, Remember Pearl Harbor Association, 1993, 94.

      Research associate University California, Berkeley, 1965. Adjunct professor University Illinois, Urbana, 1968. President Mason Associates, Ltd., since 1977.

      Library value engineer, since 1992. With United States Navy, 1943-1946.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Christian Writer's Guild.

    Works

    • The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
    • Peter Singer, the groundbreaking ethicist whom The New Yorker calls the most influential philosopher alive teams up again with Jim Mason, his coauthor on the acclaimed Animal Factories, to set their critical sights on the food we buy and eat: where it comes from, how it is produced, and whether it was raised humanely.

    Membership

    Member chancellor's council University Texas, Austin, since 1982. Executive board University Kentucky Library. Associates, 1991—1994, Concerned Christians in Kentucky, 1993—1998, Littlefield Society University Texas, Austin, since 2004.

    Member of American Library Association (councilor-at-large 1961-1965), American Christian Writers, National Association Scholars, James Joyce Foundation (chairman section translation from Joyce 2d International James Joyce Symposium 1969), Institute Vico Studies, New Zealand Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society, Conference Editors Learned Journals, Alcuin Society Vancouver, Private Libraries Association, New Zealand Library. Association, Library. Association (London), Bibliographical Society of America, Colorado Library.

    Association (president southern district 1960-1961), Black American's PAC, Colorado Book Collectors (founder, president 1975-1986), Ghost Town Club, Caxton Club, Archons of Colophon, Sigma Kappa Alpha (president 1969-1970), Alpha Sigma Lambda.

    Connections

    • Married Rose Ellen Maloy, May 13, 1951 (divorced October 1961). Children: Kay Iris Morice, Joyce Iris Lande. Married Joan Lou Shinew, August 16, 1964.

      1 child Sean David.
    • father: Frederick William Mason
    • mother: Kathryn Loretta (Watkins) Mason
    • spouses: Rose Ellen Maloy
    • Joan Lou Shinew
    • children: Kay Iris Morice Mason
    • Joyce Iris Lande Mason
    • Sean David Mason
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    Nationality
    • 1938
      Yale University
    • 1942
      Yale University
    • 1948
      Yale University
    • 1973
      Hofstra University
    • 1996
      Institute Children's Literature
    • 1938 - 1942
      Reference assistant, Yale Library
    • 1942 - 1943
      export license officer, Board Economic Warfare
    • 1948 - 1950
      instructor, English Williams College
    • 1951 - 1952
      instructor, humanities Marlboro (Vermont) College
    • 1952 - 1954
      serials library University Wyoming Library
    • 1954 - 1958
      reference library Colorado College Library
      Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
    • 1958 - 1963
      lecturer
    • 1963 - 1972
      professor, library services Hofstra University
      Hempstead, New York, United States
    • 1963 - 1972
      director, library services Hofstra University
      Hempstead, New York, United States
    • 1972 - 1976
      professor, University Colorado Libraries
      Boulder, Colorado, United States
    • 1972 - 1976
      director, University Colorado Libraries
      Boulder, Colorado, United States
    • 1995
      freelance writer, children's literature
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