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Ruth Lillian Schluchter Smith, American librarian.


Smith, Ruth Lillian Schluchter was born on October 18, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Clayton John and Gertrude Katherine (Kastler) Schluchter.


AB, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1939;Bachelor of Arts in Library. Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1942.


Library, Detroit Public Library., 1942-1943;research assistant Moore School Elec. Engineering, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1946-1947;library, Bethesda (Maryland.) Methodist Church Library., 1955-1961;reference library, chief reader services, Institute Defense Analyses, Arlington, Virginia, 1961-1965;chief unclassified library section, Institute Defense Analyses, Arlington, Virginia, 1965-1967;head library, Institute Defense Analyses, Arlington, Virginia, 1967-1975;manager technical information services, Institute Defense Analyses, Arlington, Virginia, 1975-1981;director office customer services, National Technology Information Svc., 1981-1988;consultant, National Technology Information Svc., since 1988;leader church library workshops, since 1960;speaker professional meetings. Founder, chairman, Committee Information Hang-ups, 1969-1986.

Member Depository Library. Council to Public Printer, 1975-1978, Defense Technology Information Center Resource Sharing Advisory Group, 1980-1982. Chairman education working groupFed.

Library. and Information Center Committee, 1984-1988, consultant, since 1988.



It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.


Member American Library Association, American Society Information Science, Church and Synagogue Library Association (founding member, life member, president 1967-1968), Federation Information Users (vice president interactive affairs 1973-1975), Special Libraries Association (chairman aerospace division 1975-1976, chairman library management division 1978-1979, chairman division cabinet 1980-1981, John Cotton Dana award 1979, Service Level Agreement Fellow award 1987, Hall of Fame award 1988).


Daughter of Clayton John and Gertrude Katherine (Kastler) Schluchter. M. Thomas Guilford Smith, September 28, 1946. 1 son, Pemberton, III.

Clayton John Schluchter

Gertrude Katherine (Kastler) Schluchter

Thomas Guilford Smith