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Librarian

Margaret Haigh Miller, American librarian. Recipient Dorothy McKenzie award for distinguished contribution outstanding service in field of children's literature, 1992.

Background

Miller, Margaret Haigh was born on February 26, 1915 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England. Came to the United States, 1915, naturalized, 1915. Daughter of Errwood Augustus and Florence (Stockdale) Savage.

Education

Master of Science in Library Science, University of Southern California, 1952. Postgraduate in supervision California State University-Northridge, 1957-1959. High school librarian Phoenixville School District (Pennsylvania), 1937-1940.

Junior high school librarian Los Angeles Unified School District, 1952-1955, coordinating librarian, 1955-1962, college head librarian, 1959-1962, supervisor library services, 1962-1983. Lecturer children's literature University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1959-1976, advisor School Library and Information Science, 1980-1983. Resource person National Council for Accreditation Teacher Education, Washington, 1976-1985.

Consultant Pied Piper Prodns., Glendale, California, since 1978, David Sonnenshein Associations, Los Angeles, 1983-1985, Baker & Taylor Company, Inc., New York City, 1979-1983,Heriot-Watt University Wilson Company. New York City, since 1975, Mook & Blanchard, La Puente, California, since 1985, Enslow Public, Inc., Hillside, New Jersey, 1986. Member Los Angeles area planning committee Library of Congress Year of the Young Reader, 1989.

Editor: Book List for Elementary School Libraries, 1966. Books for Elementary School Libraries, 1969.

Career

Bachelor of Science in Education, Millersville U. (Pennsylvania), 1937. Master of Science in Library Science, University of Southern California, 1952. Postgraduate in supervision California State University-Northridge, 1957-1959.

High school librarian Phoenixville School District (Pennsylvania), 1937-1940. Junior high school librarian Los Angeles Unified School District, 1952-1955, coordinating librarian, 1955-1962, college head librarian, 1959-1962, supervisor library services, 1962-1983. Lecturer children's literature University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1959-1976, advisor School Library and Information Science, 1980-1983.

Resource person National Council for Accreditation Teacher Education, Washington, 1976-1985. Consultant Pied Piper Prodns., Glendale, California, since 1978, David Sonnenshein Associations, Los Angeles, 1983-1985, Baker & Taylor Company, Inc., New York City, 1979-1983,Heriot-Watt University Wilson Company. New York City, since 1975, Mook & Blanchard, La Puente, California, since 1985, Enslow Public, Inc., Hillside, New Jersey, 1986.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Book List for Elementary School Libraries, 1966, Books for Elementary School Libraries, 1969, Children's Catalog, 13th edition, 1976, Multicultural Experiences in Children's Literature, Grades K-6, 1978, Periodicals for School Libraries, Grades K-12, 1977, Multicultural Experiences in Literature for Young People, Grades 7-12, 1979, Baker & Taylor School Selection Guide, K-12, 1980, 82, 82,83, Supplement to Multicutlural Experiences in Children's Literature, 1982, Special Books for Special People: A Bibliography about the Handicapped, 1982, Bibliographer: Concepts in Science, Levels 1 through 6 students' editions (P. Brandwein et al), 1972. Columnist, book reviewer Los Angeles Times, various journals.

Membership

Member Los Angeles area planning committee Library. Congress Year of the Young Reader, 1989. Member Los Angeles School Library.

Association (consultant since 1952), California Association School Librarirans (president 1977), Library Association Service to Children, Friends Children and Literature (director since 1979, president 1987-1988), California Media and Library. Educators Association (committee member 1977-1995), American Library Association (committee member), Young Adult Services, American Association School Librarians, Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People (director since 1961, president 1973-1974, 1st vice president 1986, 3rd vice president 1987-1988, awards chair 1989-1991), California School Library. Association, California Library.

Association, Young Adult Reviewers Booklist Committee (secretary 1995), Association Administrators Los Angeles Unified School District, Women's National Book Association, Beta Phi Mu (director 1977-1979, 84-86, president 1979-1980, California Readers core selection committee, board directors since 1996), Pi Lambda Theta (chapter president 1967-1966, 91-92), Delta Kappa Gamma (chapter secretary 1962-1964), Phi Delta Kappa (contest essay judge).

Connections

Married Mervin Homer Miller, June 30, 1940. Children: Nancy Elaine Reich, Edward Stockdale, Jane Elizabeth Miller-Dean.

father:
Errwood Augustus Savage

mother:
Florence (Stockdale) Savage

spouse:
Mervin Homer Miller

child:
Jane Elizabeth Miller-Dean Miller

child:
Edward Stockdale Miller

child:
Nancy Elaine Reich Miller