Sunday, December 13, 2009


There are not many websites dedicated to Canadian librarians, so these web pages on Lillian H. Smith at are very welcome: just go to Lillian H. Smith to check through extensive biographic and bibliographic information, images, and may other features about her life.

There is a wealth of information available here on Smith's career, her writings, and research about her work. Smith started in Toronto Public Library in 1912 as the first trained children's librarian in Canada. She stayed for four decades before her retirement and developed the finest children's services in the county. Toronto's branch, the Lillian H. Smith Library, opened in 1995. to honour her contributions.

This terrific site created by Michael Manchester at the University of Western Ontario.