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educator , librarian

Elfrieda Babney McCauley, American librarian, educator. Recipient School Library Program of Year award, American Association School Librarians/Britannica, Inc., 1979, Rheta Clark award, Connecticut Educational Media Association, 1982.


McCauley, Elfrieda Babney was born on August 11, 1915 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Rudolph Babney and Louise (Hetzel) Babney.


Bachelor of Science in Education, University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1948. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1965. Doctor in Library Science, Columbia University, 1971.


Librarian Milwaukee Public library, 1935—1940. Reporter Religious News Service, New York City, 1941—1943. Freelance public relations, 1943—1946.

Secretary-treasurer McCauley Enterprises, Greenwich, 1961—1965. Library Greenwich Public Schools, 1965—1969, coordinator media services, from 1969. Visiting lecturer Columbia University, New York City, 1972—1973.

Associate professor Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1975—1976, Fairfield University, Connecticut, 1977—1978. Delegate White House Commission Libraries and Information Services, 1979—1980. Consultant Educational Mission Teheran, 1975.

Member doctoral committee Columbia University School Library Science, 1972—1974. Member library/media supervisors group State Department Education, from 1981, member advisory council computers education, from 1982.


Member of American Association School Libraries (chairman supervisors section 1982), Association Educational Data Systems, American Library Association (John Cotton Dana award 1970, 1975), Educational Film Library Association (board directors 1981-1983), Beta Phi Mu, Phi Delta Kappa.


Married Leon McCauley, June 10, 1938. Children: Brian, Christopher, Kevin, Matthew.

Rudolph Babney Babney

Louise (Hetzel) Babney

Leon McCauley

Brian McCauley

Christopher McCauley

Kevin McCauley

Matthew McCauley