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Clergyman , Librarian

Fintan Raymond Shoniker, American librarian, clergyman. Member American Library Association, Catholic Library. Association (executive council 1959-1961), Pennsylvania Library. Association, American Benedictine Academy (chairman library section 1948), Association College and Research Libraries (president Tri-State chapter 1962-1963), Pittsburgh Bibliophiles, National Federation Catholic College Students (national chaplain 1952-1954, 56-58).

Background

Shoniker, Fintan Raymond was born on November 13, 1914 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Benjamin P. and Mary F. (McConville) Shoniker.

Education

AB, St. Vincent College, 1938. Master of Arts, St. Vincent College, 1940. Student, St. Vincent Seminary, 1942.

Bachelor of Science in Library Science, Rosary College, 1943. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Gannon University, 1970.

Career

Joined Benedictine Order, 1936. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1942. Librarian St. Vincent Preparatory School, 1936-1939, instructor, 1940-1945.

Faculty St. Vincent College, since 1939, assistant librarian Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1939-1944, librarian, 1944-1968, 72-83, director libraries, 1949-1968, 1972-1983, special collections librarian, 1984-1989, director public relations, 1947-1954, alumni secretary, 1950-1954, president, 1968-1971, board directors, 1969-1987, now emeritus, secretary, 1976-1987. Coordinator St. Vincent College-Seton Hill College Cooperative Program, 1971-1980. Member American commission Survey of University Montreal, Middle States evaluation teams.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Library Association, Catholic Library. Association (executive council 1959-1961), Pennsylvania Library. Association, American Benedictine Academy (chairman library section 1948), Association College and Research Libraries (president Tri-State chapter 1962-1963), Pittsburgh Bibliophiles, National Federation Catholic College Students (national chaplain 1952-1954, 56-58).

Connections

father:
Benjamin P. Shoniker

mother:
Mary F. (McConville) Shoniker