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Librarian

Francis Paul Keough, American Librarian.

Background

Keough, Francis Paul was born on April 2, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Joseph and Annie (O'Malley) Keough.

Education

Adjunct in Arts, Harvard, 1940; Bachelor of Science in liberal studies, Columbia, 1947.

Career

With Boston Public Library, 1934-1939. Assistant Harvard Archives, 1939-1942. Reference assistant College Library, 1947-1951.

Archivist radiation laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1945-1946. Library director Framingham (Massachusetts) City Library, 1951-1964. Director Springfield (Massachusetts) Public Library, 1964-1978.

Executive director Springfield Library and Museums Association, 1971-1976. Public library building consultant, since 1962. Lecturer communications Simmons College School Library Science, 1958, 60, Simmons College School Library Science (on reference methods), 1961-1962.

Lecturer information resources and techniques Massachusetts Department Education, 1958. Chairman advisory committee certification, member special advisory committee personnel standards for regional personnel Advisory Committee Title III and IV, liberal studies.C.A.

Membership

Member planning committee Massachusetts Library Association. Member planning committee Springfield Adult Education Council. Executive board Western Massachusetts Regional Advisory Council.

Member Commonwealth of Massachusetts Archives Advisory Commission, 1985-1987. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member American Library Association, Massachusetts Library Association (past president, chairman committees), New England Library Association, Western Massachusetts Library Club, Men's Librarian Club.

Clubs: Harvard (Springfield).

Connections

Married Helen D. Drews, May 13, 1954. Children— David D., Ann, Jeffrey.

father:
John Joseph Keough

mother:
Annie (O'Malley) Keough

spouse:
Helen D. Drews

child:
David D. Keough

child:
Jeffrey Keough

child:
Ann Keough