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Janet Margaret Bronson Swift

library director

Janet Margaret Bronson Swift, American library director. Massachusetts Library. Association scholar, 1969-1970.


Swift, Janet Margaret Bronson was born on November 16, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Franklin Chapin and Catherine MacLean (Ross) Bronson.


AB, Brown University, 1969. Master of Science in Liberal Studies, Columbia University, 1970. Master of Arts, Western Connecticut State University, 1980.


Reference librarian Brown University, Providence, 1970-1974. Assistant library director University Connecticut, Waterbury, 1975-1987, library director, since 1987. President Swift Editorial Services, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1982-1993.


  • Co-author: (annual) Homecomings, 1983-1991. Contributor articles to professional journals, essay to book.


Secretary Fox Hill Lake Association, Ridgefield, since 1982. Volunteer ranger Ridgefield Conservation Commission, since 1982. Member Ridgefield Chorale, since 1976.

Trustee UU Society Northern Fairfield County, West Redding, Connecticut, 1984-1985. Museum guide Keeler Taver Museum, Ridgefield, 1974-1983, member, since 1974. Member American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries (membership chairman New England chapter 1981-1983, member-at-large 1988-1990, treasurer 1993-1995), New England Library.

Association (life), Connecticut Library. Association (executive board 1980-1983, conference chairman 1982-1983), Beta Phi Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Singing, birding, skiing, genealogy, stamp collecting/philately.


Married Peter Easton Swift, June 28, 1969 (divorced April 1981).