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William Joseph Welsh, American librarian. Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1941-1947. Member American Library Association (council 1978-1982, RTSD microfilming committee 1983-1985, jury member 1986-1988, chairman 1988, John Ames Humphry-Forest Press award for International Librarianship, Melvil Dewey award 1971), Council Library Resources (program management committee since 1979).

Background

Welsh, William Joseph was born on November 15, 1919 in Weatherly, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edward C. and Mary A. (Doheny) Welsh.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1940. Postgraduate in law, University Notre Dame, 1941. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University Notre Dame, 1984.

Career

With Library of Congress, since 1947, director processing department, 1968-1976, deputy librarian of congress, since 1976. Library of Congress representative to: International Federation Library Associations and Institutions, chairman universal bibliographic control steering committee, 1978-1979, member universal availability of publications steering committee, 1979, professional board member, 1978-1979, member and former secretary section on national libraries, member programme management committee, since 1984, interim chairman programme management committee, 1979. Association Research Libraries.

Conference of Directors of National Libraries, chairman, 1984-1985. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, ex officio member. National Library of Medicine Board Regents.

Member bureau, general information program United States National Committee for United Nations Educational. Member advisory board American Friends of Vatican Library, since 1982. Member corporation visiting committee for libraries Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982-1988.

Board directors Maurice Tauber Foundation, Inc., since 1981. Visiting committee Lehigh University Libraries, 1985-1988. Advisory committee University Michigan School Library Science.

National advisory board Oklahoma Network Continuing Higher Education. Advisory board Scarecrow Press, since 1979. Library committee Foundations Group, since 1977.

Membership

Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1941-1947. Member American Library Association (council 1978-1982, RTSD microfilming committee 1983-1985, jury member 1986-1988, chairman 1988, John Ames Humphry-Forest Press award for International Librarianship, Melvil Dewey award 1971), Council Library Resources (program management committee since 1979).

Connections

Married Winifred Hatfield, October 21, 1950. Children: Douglas B., James F.

father:
Edward C. Welsh

mother:
Mary A. (Doheny) Welsh

spouse:
Winifred Hatfield

child:
Douglas B. Welsh

child:
James F. Welsh