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educator , librarian

Jean Elizabeth Lowrie, American librarian, educator. Recipient Dutton-Macrae award American Library Association, 1957, Professional Achievement award Keuka College Alumni, 1963.


Lowrie, Jean Elizabeth was born on October 11, 1918 in Northville, New York, United States. Daughter of A. Sydney and Edith (Roos) Lowrie.


AB, Keuka College, 1940. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Keuka College, 1973. Bachelor of Library Science, Western Reserve University, 1941.

Doctor of Philosophy, Western Reserve University, 1959. Master of Arts, Western Michigan University, 1956.


Childrens librarian Toledo Public Library, 1941-1944. Librarian Elementary School, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1944-1951. Exchange teacher, library Nottingham, England, 1948—1949.

Campus school librarian Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1951-1956. Associate professor Western Michigan University (School Librarianship), 1958-1961, professor, 1962-1983, director school, 1963-1981. Member faculty summer University Kentucky, 1951, U.

California, Berkeley, California, 1958. Chairman International Steering Committee for Development School Libraries. Delegate meetings World Conference Organizations Teaching Profn., Paris, 1964, Vancouver, 67, Dublin, 98, Abidjan, 69, Sydney, 70.

President International Association School Librarianship, 1971—1977, executive secretary, 1978—1996. Member executive board International Federation Library. Associations and Institutions.

President Jensen Beach Friends of Library., 1997—2005. Chair Martin County Library. Branch Council, 1998—2004.



President Friends of Hoke Library., Jensen Beach, 1998—2005. Member Branch Council, Martin County Library. Systems, 1996—2003; Member American Library Association (president 1973-1974), Michigan Library Association, Library Association & Information Science Educators, American Association School Librarians (director, past president, 1st President's award 1978), Florida Library.

Association, Altrusa Club (Kalamazoo), Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Phi Museum.


A. Sydney Lowrie

Edith (Roos) Lowrie