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Library science educator

Mary Lauretta McCusker, Canadian library science educator. Continuing Education grantee World Book Encyclopedia, 1994.


McCusker, Mary Lauretta was born on January 18, 1919 in Sillery, Quebec, Canada. Daughter of Albert James and Laura (Cleary) McCusker. came to the United States, 1938, naturalized, 1942.


Bachelor of Arts, Western Maryland. College, 1942;M.S.L.S., Columbia University, 1952;D.L.S., Columbia University, 1963.


Joined, Order of Preachers, Roman Catholic Church, 1961;librarian, Annapolis (Maryland.) High School, 1942-1944;librarian, McDonogh Military School, 1944-1947;assistant professor, Iowa State Teachers College (now Northern Iowa U.), Cedar Falls, 1948-1959;visiting professor library science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, summers, 1958-1959;associate professor School Library Science, Rosary College, 1963-1967;director, professor Graduate School, Rosary College, 1967-1981;professor emeritus, research associate, Rosary College, 1981-1994;dean graduate school, Rosary College, 1969-1981;professor emeritus, Rosary College, from 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Library Association, Association Library and Information Science Education, National Catholic Library. Association (president Northern Illinois chapter 1987-1989, chair academy section Northern Illinois chapter 1992-1997, vice president president-elect 1995-1997), Illinois Library. Association, Illinois School Library.

Media Association (chair awards committee 1990-1991, 94-95, co-chair certified and standards committee 1995-1997), Chicago Library. Club, School Library. Association.


Albert James McCusker

Laura (Cleary) McCusker