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Sister Claudia Carlen, American librarian, consultant. Recipient Distinguished Alumna award University Michigan School Library. Science, 1974, Domitilla award Marygrove College, 1991, Gabriel Richard award Michigan Catholic Library. Association, 1998.


Carlen, Sister Claudia was born on July 24, 1906 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Albert B. and Theresa Mary (Ternes) Carlen.


Bachelor of Arts in Library Science, University of Michigan, 1928;Master of Arts in Library Science, University of Michigan, 1938;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Marygrove College, 1981;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 1983;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 1989;Doctor of Letters (honorary), Catholic University of America, 1983.


Assistant librarian, St. Mary Academy, Monroe, Michigan, 1928-1929;assistant librarian, Marygrove College, Detroit, 1929-1944;librarian, Marygrove College, Detroit, 1944-1969;library consultant, Marygrove College, Detroit, 1970-1971;on leave as index editor, New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1963-1967;on leave as index editor, Catholic Theological Encyclopedia, 1968-1970;library consultant graduate division, Casa Santa Maria, North America College, Rome, 1971-1972;library, St. John's Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, Michigan, 1972-1980;library emeritus, St. John's Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, Michigan, 1980-1982;scholar-in-residence, St. John's Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, Michigan, 1982-1985;archivist, St. John's Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, Michigan, 1985-1988;researcher, Bentley History Library., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1989-1997. Supervisor organization and servicing Community Center Libraries staffed by volumes. Board directors Corpus Instrumentorum, Inc., vice president, 1969-1970.

Member instructional materials committee Michigan Curriculum Study. Consultant McGraw Hill Encyclopedia World Biography, 1968-1972, World Book Encyclopedia, 1969-1970. Member working groupon uniform headings for liturgical works International Federation of Library.

Assns., 1972-1975.



Trustee Marygrove College, Detroit, 1976-1979, vice Chairman of the Board, 1977-1979. Member American Library Association (county 1958-1961, 68-71), Catholic Library. Association (chairman committee membership 1946-1949, chairman Michigan unit 1952-1954, chairman college and university section 1954-1956, chairman publications committee 1961-1962, president 1965-1967, Jerome award 1993), Michigan Library.

Association (chairman college section 1956-1957, chairman recruiting committee 1959-1960), Accademia Olubrense (Pietrabissara, Italy, charter), American Friends of Vatican Library. (co-founder, vice president), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Museum.


Albert B. Carlen

Theresa Mary (Ternes) Carlen