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William Chait, American librarian, consultant. Fulbright lecturer library science University Tehran, 1969-1970.


Chait, William was born on December 5, 1915 in New York City. Son of Max and Mollie (Miller) Chait.


Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, 1934;Bachelor of Library Science, Pratt Institute, 1935;Master of Science in liberal studies, Columbia University, 1938.


Library assistant, branch librarian, Brooklyn Public Library, 1935-1945;service command librarian 2d Service Command, Army of the United States, 1945-1946;chief in- service training, personnel control, Milwaukee Public Library, 1946-1948;director, Kalamazoo Public Library, 1948-1956;director, Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library, 1956-1978;director emeritus, Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library, since 1979. Member Library Cons., Inc.


President Kalamazoo Council Social Agencies, 1954-1955, Dayton City Beautiful Committee, 1968-1969. Treasurer Montgomery County History Society, 1968-1969. Trustee On-Line Computer Library Center, 1974-1985, treasurer, 1976-1979.

Member Public Library Association (president 1964-1965), American Library Association (treasurer 1976-1980, council 1981-1985, chairman personnel administration section 1958-1960), Michigan Library Association (president 1955-1956), Ohio Library Association (president 1964-1965), South Carolina Library Association.


Married Beatrice L. Faigelman, June 13, 1937. 1 son, Edward Martin.

Max Chait

Mollie (Miller) Chait

Beatrice L. Faigelman