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Librarian

Susan Grey Akers, American librarian. Member American Library Association (Mann citation 1956), North Carolina Library Association.

Background

Akers, Susan Grey was born on April 3, 1889 in Richmond, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of James Tazewell and Clara Elizabeth (Harris) Akers.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Kentucky, 1909. Certified, Library School, University Wisconsin, 1913. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1932.

Career

Teacher grade and high schools, 1909-1911;with public library branch, Louisville, 1911-1912;librarian, Department Hygiene, Wellesley College, 1913-1920;cataloger, U. North Dakota Library, 1920-1922;instructor, assistant professor library science, University of Wisconsin, 1922-1928;also field visitor, Wisconsin Free Library Commissionassociate professor library science, U. North Carolina, 1931-1932;acting director, professor, U. North Carolina, 1932-1935;director, professor, U. North Carolina, 1935-1941;dean, professor School Library Science, U. North Carolina, 1942-1954;professor, dean emeritus, U. North Carolina, from 1954. Visiting lecturer library science U. Tehran, Iran, 1954-1955. Part-time summer instructor several universities.

Consultant Civil Information and Education Section United States Army, Tokyo, 1950-1951. Member United States State Department International Education Exchange Program.

Membership

Member American Library Association (Mann citation 1956), North Carolina Library Association.

Connections

father:
James Tazewell Akers

mother:
Clara Elizabeth (Harris) Akers