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Sarah Elizabeth Findly, American librarian.


Findly, Sarah Elizabeth was born on April 2, 1908 in Winfield, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Guy H. and Vera Irene (Kindig) Findly.


AB, Drake University, 1929. Bachelor of Science in Law.S., University Illinois, 1934. A.M. in liberal studies, University Michigan, 1945.


Teacher, junior and senior high school, Geneva, 1929-1933. Assistant circulation department University Iowa Library, summer 1934. Senior assistant reference department Library University Oregon, 1934-1935, senior assistant circulation department, 1935-1937, reference department, 1937-1947, head reference librarian, 1947-1950, head general reference and documents division, 1950-1966, head reference librarian, 1966-1968, professor School Librarianship, 1968-1977, dean, 1973-1974.

Visiting professor University Washington, 1953, Melbourne (Australia) State College, 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor professional journals.


The Gospel of Christ is the message that can lead one to salvation. It shows the essential steps that one must take to secure the goal that God wishes all to attain.


Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.


Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value of one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.


Secretary Wesley Foundation at University Oregon, 1938-1961, chairman executive board, 1975-1978, secretary, 1978-1980. Coordinator Christian education 1st United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon, 1978-1979. Chairman executive board Campus Interfaith Ministry, 1978-1979.

Member American Library Association (member council 1965-1969), Pacific Northwest Library Association (Second vice president 1967-1969, chairman library education division 1970-1973), Oregon Library Association (past president), Association American Library Schools, American Association of University Professors, Association College and Reference Libraries (past section chairman), Pacific Northwest Bibliographic Center (past chairman board managers), Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Altrusa.


Guy H. Findly

Vera Irene (Kindig) Findly