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writer , Library media educator

Hilda Lease Jay, American writer. Certified library media specialist, teacher, Connecticut. Recipient Thanks badge Girl Scout Council, Bridgeport, 1981, Outstanding Service award Division School Media Specialists, 1987, Elizabeth T. Fast award New England Educational Media Association, 1989, Certified of Appreciation Collington Residents Association, 2003; named to Hall of Fame, New England Educational Media Association, 2008.

Background

Jay, Hilda Lease was born on December 29, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Frank and Hilda (Whitton) Lease.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Indiana University, 1945. Master of Science in Education, Danbury State University, 1960. Doctor of Education in Administration and Supervision, New York University, 1970.

Career

Assistant children's room, Public Library., Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1942-1944;library media teacher, Public Schools, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1958-1983;lecturer, U. N.H., Concord, 1968-1969; Adjunct Professor graduate library school, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, 1972-1974; Adjunct Professor graduate library school, U. Rhode Island, Storrs, 1979-1984; Adjunct Professor graduate library school, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1977-1984; Adjunct Professor graduate library school, Catholic U., Washington, 1991-1993; Adjunct Professor graduate library school, Western Maryland. College, Westminster, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Certified library media specialist, teacher, Connecticut.

Works

Membership

President Girl Scout Council, Bridgeport, 1952—1958. Member Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, 1950—1965. Coordinator Opportunities Outlet, Collington Life Care Community, Bowie, Maryland, 1990—2007.

Founder Collington Residents Association Endowment Fund, 1998. Director Connecticut Library. Foundation, Hartford, 1977—1979.

Board directors Norwalk Youth Symphony, 1959—1965, Greenbelt, Maryland Community Band and Wind Ensemble, since 2001. Member of American Library Association, Connecticut Educational Media Association (board directors, president 1976-1978, Rheta A. Clark award 1981, creation of Hilda and John Jay award 1987), Association Educational Communications Technology (certification committee 1977-1980), American Association School Libraries (Distinguished Service award 2001), Mortar Board, Florida State University chapter (honorary), Pi Lambda Theta, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, outdoors, reading, theater, gardening.

Connections

Married John Jay, July 11, 1942. Children: Sarah Louise Jay Wurdlow, M(argaret) Ellen.

father:
Frank Lease

mother:
Hilda (Whitton) Lease

spouse:
John Jay

children:
Sarah Louise Jay Wurdlow Jay

M Jay (argaret) Ellen