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Sarah Elizabeth Findly

Sarah Elizabeth Findly, American librarian.


  • Findly, Sarah Elizabeth was born on April 2, 1908 in Winfield, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Guy H. and Vera Irene (Kindig) Findly.

  • Education

    • AB, Drake University, 1929. Bachelor of Science in Law.S., University Illinois, 1934. A.M. in liberal studies, University Michigan, 1945.


    • Teacher, junior and senior high school, Geneva, 1929-1933. Assistant circulation department University Iowa Library, summer 1934. Senior assistant reference department Library University Oregon, 1934-1935, senior assistant circulation department, 1935-1937, reference department, 1937-1947, head reference librarian, 1947-1950, head general reference and documents division, 1950-1966, head reference librarian, 1966-1968, professor School Librarianship, 1968-1977, dean, 1973-1974.

      Visiting professor University Washington, 1953, Melbourne (Australia) State College, 1978.


    • Contributor professional journals.


    God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist


    All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.


    Secretary Wesley Foundation at University Oregon, 1938-1961, chairman executive board, 1975-1978, secretary, 1978-1980. Coordinator Christian education 1st United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon, 1978-1979. Chairman executive board Campus Interfaith Ministry, 1978-1979.

    Member American Library Association (member council 1965-1969), Pacific Northwest Library Association (Second vice president 1967-1969, chairman library education division 1970-1973), Oregon Library Association (past president), Association American Library Schools, American Association of University Professors, Association College and Reference Libraries (past section chairman), Pacific Northwest Bibliographic Center (past chairman board managers), Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Altrusa.


    • father: Guy H. Findly
    • mother: Vera Irene (Kindig) Findly
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    Born April 2, 1908
    Died May 23, 1995
    (aged 87)
    • 1929
      Drake University
    • 1934
      University Illinois
    • 1945
      University Michigan
    • 1929 - 1933
      Teacher, high school
      Geneva, Illinois, United States
    • 1929 - 1933
      junior and senior, high school
      Geneva, Illinois, United States
    • 1937 - 1947
      senior, assistant reference department Library University Oregon
    • 1973 - 1974
      senior, assistant reference department Library University Oregon
      Dean, Victoria, Australia
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