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Librarian

Ottilie Hirt Rollins, Austrian, American librarian. Member of American Library Association, American Association of University Women (past president, treasurer 1983-1985), Northern Folk Dancers (leader), North Country Reference and Research Resources Council (past chairman board trustees), American Society Engineering Education, Special Libraries Association, New York Library. Association (member legislation committee), Beta Phi Mu.

Background

Rollins, Ottilie Hirt was born on November 18, 1915 in Vienna. Arrived in United States, 1935, naturalized, 1944. Daughter of Alfred and Christine (Cepelak) Hirt.

Education

Bachelor of Science cum laude, Russell Sage College, 1945. Master of Science in Library Science, Western Reserve University, 1960.

Career

Academy secretary, teacher German, Putney School, Vermont, 1935—1942. Instructor physical education Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, 1945—1948. Secretary Clarkson University (formerly Clarkson College of Technology), Potsdam, 1948—1950.

Cataloger, assistant library, acting library, 1961—1967. Associate professor, head library, 1967—1980. Associate director library information resources Educational Resources Center, 1980—1981.

Lecturer German, 1958—1960, 1961—1965. Director Clarkson Eldenhostel, 1982—1986.

Membership

Member of American Library Association, American Association of University Women (past president, treasurer 1983-1985), Northern Folk Dancers (leader), North Country Reference and Research Resources Council (past chairman board trustees), American Society Engineering Education, Special Libraries Association, New York Library. Association (member legislation committee), Beta Phi Mu.

Connections

Married John Pletcher Rollins, September 5, 1945. Children: Alfred Hirt, Christopher John.

father:
Alfred Hirt

mother:
Christine (Cepelak) Hirt

spouse:
John Pletcher Rollins

child:
Alfred Hirt Rollins

child:
Christopher John Rollins