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Writings about Lillian H. Smith [top]

Monographs

Fasick, Adele. M., Margaret Johnston, and Ruth Osler (Eds.). Lands of Pleasure: Essays on Lillian H. Smith and the development of children's libraries. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1990.

Waxman, Sydell. Believing in Books. Toronto: Napoleon Publishing, 2002.



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Book References

Broderick, Dorothy M. An introduction to children's work in public libraries. New York: Wilson, 1965.

Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians. Lillian H. Smith: A tribute from the C.A.C.L. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association, 1952.

Children's literature review. Detroit: Gale Research,1976.

Donelson, Kenneth L., and Alleen P Nilsen. Literature for today's young adults (3rd ed.). Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, 1989.

Fleet, Anne. Children's libraries. London: Deutsch, 1973.

Fleming, Patricia L., Yvan Lamonde, and the History of the Book in Canada Project. History of the book in Canada (Vol. 3). Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Glazer, Joan I., and Gurney Williams. Introduction to children's literature. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979.

Gross, Elizabeth H. Public library service to children. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1967.

Haviland, Virginia. Children and literature: Views and reviews. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman, 1973.

Haviland, Virginia, Elisabeth Wenning, Barbara Quinnam, and the Library of Congress. Children's literature: A guide to reference sources. Washington: Library of Congress, 1966.

Marshall, John (Ed.). Citizen participation in library decision-making: The Toronto experience. Metuchen, N.J.: School of Library Service, Dalhousie University in association with the Scarecrow Press, 1984.

Meek, Margaret M.., Aidan Warlow, and Griselda Barton. The cool web: The pattern of children's reading. London: The Bodley Head, 1977.

Miller, Marilyn L. (Ed.). Pioneers and leaders in library services to youth: A biographical dictionary. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.

Ray, Sheila G. B. Children's fiction: A handbook for librarians (2nd rev. ed.). Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1972.

Something about the author (Vol. 32). Detroit: Gale Research, 1971.

Toronto Public Libraries, Boys and Girls Services, Thomson, J., and St. John, J. A chronicle of boys and girls house and a selected list of recent additions to the osborne collection of early children's books, 1542-1910, and the lillian H. smith collection, 1911-1963. Toronto: Toronto Public Libraries, 1964.

Toronto Public Library. A guide to the children's book collection: Arranged under headings representing the reading interests of boys and girls. Toronto: The Library, 1966.

Van Orden, Phyllis, and Patricia Pawelak-Kort. Library service to children :A guide to the history, planning, policy, and research literature. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2005.

Zipes, Jack D. The Oxford encyclopedia of children's literature (Vols. 2 & 4). New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.




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Journal Articles

Awards. (1962). Wilson Library Bulletin, 37, 36.

ALA awards and citations for 1962. (1962). American Library Association Bulletin, 56, 663.

Batchelder, M. (1982). June 1982 Horn Book [Letter to the editor]. Horn Book, 58, 585.

[Biographical article]. (1952). Ontario Library Review, 36, 74.

[Biographical sketch and portrait]. (1955). Canadian Library Association Bulletin, 12, 7.

Deaths. (1983). American Libraries, 14, 328.

Heras, T. (1999). Lillian’s legacy. Horn Book, 75 (5), 630-633.

Lillian H. Smith Honoured. (1962). Ontario Library Review, 46, 164.

Lillian Helena Smith 1887-1983. (1983). School Library Journal, 29, 13.

Lillian Smith. (1983). Quill & Quire, 49 (2), 30.

Johnston, M.E. (1982). Lillian H. Smith. Horn Book, 58 (3), 325-332.

Maloney, M.C. (2003). Weaving the golden string: Recalling a joyful ninety years at the Toronto Public Library. Children & Libraries, 1 (1), 31-35.

Message from the patroness of young Canada’s book week. (1955). Canadian Library Association Bulletin, 12, 8-9.

[Obituary]. The ALA Yearbook of Library and Information Services: A Review of Library Events 1983 (Vol. 9). Chicago: American Library Association, 1984. pp. 27-28.

[Portrait]. (1984, July 16). Alberta Report 11, 9.

Sanderson, Dr. C.R. (1952). Well-known librarian retires. Ontario Library Review, 36, 74.

The teaching of children’s literature. (1931). ALA Bulletin, 25, 622-623.

The teaching of children’s literature. (1932). ALA Children’s Library Yearbook, 4, 73-80.

Toronto honors children's librarian. (1962). Library journal, 87, 4252.

Toronto honors children's librarian. (1962). School Library journal, 9, 32.




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Newspaper Articles

Cherry, Z. (1976, April 8). Collecting for books. The Globe and Mail, p. F03.

Chief awards given for children’s books. (1943, June 15). The New York Times, p. 19.

Children’s books get new home. (1962, October 4). The Globe and Mail, p. 37.

Children’s book week aims at better reading. (1948, April 17). The Globe and Mail, p. 13.

Deacon, W. A. (1959, February 14). The fly leaf. The Globe and Mail, p. 16.

Deacon, W.A. (1962, October 6). The fly leaf. The Globe and Mail, p.18.

[Death notice]. (1983, January 6). The Globe and Mail, 50.

Extending the love of books. (1951, May 30). The Globe and Mail, p. 6.

Greenhill, R. (1978, March 23). Toronto’s unique treasure house of books. The Globe and Mail, p. 7.

James, M. E. (1952, April 1). Head of Boys’ and Girls’ House retires. The Globe and Mail, p.10.

Lillian Smith, children’s librarian. (1983, January 6). The Toronto Star, p. A14.

Peele, P. (1913, February 8). The children’s department of the public library. The Globe and Mail, p.11.

Purser, M. (1946, March 13). Boys and girls and the libraries. The Globe and Mail, p. 9.

Purser, M. (1947, May 13). Books for young Britons flow from all sources. The Globe and Mail, p.11.

Renowned collection discussed. (1957, May 2). The Globe and Mail, p. 27.

St. John, J. B. (1963, April 9). Library program for the schools. The Globe and Mail, p. 7.

Valued librarian retires. (1952, April 5). The Globe and Mail, p. 6.




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Book Reviews

Bott, G. (1954). The unreluctant years: A critical approach to children’s literature. [Review of the book The unreluctant years]. School Librarian, 7, 113-114.

Chase, V. (1953). The unreluctant years: A critical approach to children’s literature. [Review of the book The unreluctant years]. Library Journal, 78, 1836-1837.

Hayes, M. (1954). The unreluctant years: A critical approach to children’s literature. [Review of the book The unreluctant years]. Library Quarterly, 24, 267.

Jordan, A.M. (1953). The unreluctant years: A critical approach to children’s literature. [Review of the book The unreluctant years]. Horn Book, 29, 440-441.

Kerr, H. (1954). The unreluctant years: A critical approach to children’s literature. [Review of the book The unreluctant years]. Library Review, 109, 316-317.

Martignoni, M.E. (1954, March 28). A vital part of literature. The New York Times, p. BR24.

Moore, A.C. (1954). The unreluctant years: A critical approach to children’s literature. [Review of the book The unreluctant years]. Canadian Library Association Bulletin, 11, 19-20.

Parrott, F.P. (1953). The unreluctant years: A critical approach to children’s literature. [Review of the book The unreluctant years]. The Library Association Record, 55, 421-422.

Soward, R. C. (1940). An essential book for all libraries. [Review of the book Books for boys and girls]. Ontario Library Review, 24, 184-186.




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Web Sites

Boone, E. A. (2003). Cross border influences for librarianship: The Toronto experience. Journal of Educational Media & Library Services, 41 (2), 163-170. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://joemls.tku.edu.tw/41/41-2/163-170.pdf

Bruce, L. (2006). Ontario's Public Libraries and Librarians, 1920-85. Libraries Today. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://www.uoguelph.ca/~lbruce/documents/ontario_20c.html

Cowart, A. (2008). The Success of C. S. Lewis in The Chronicles of Narnia. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://cslewis.drzeus.net/papers/success.html

Eager Readers: The Toronto Public Library. (2001). City of Toronto. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://www.toronto.ca/archives/rules/libraries.htm

History of Toronto Public Library. (2008, July 22). Toronto Public Library. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/abo_his_index.jsp

In Memory of Ruth Kippax Stedman. (n.d.). Brant Taletellers Guild. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://www.tales.bizbrant.com/inmemoryofruthstedmanv01.pdf

Jenkins, C. A. (n.d.). The History of Youth Services Librarianship: A Review of the Research Literature. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://www.gslis.utexas.edu/~landc/fulltext/LandC_35_1_Jenkins.pdf

Magic Pictures. (2004, June 14). Moleskinerie. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://www.moleskinerie.com/2004/06/magic_pictures.html

Saltman, S. (2005). Sheila Egoff: Pioneer Canadian Children's Literature Critic and Professor of Children's Literature. Ex Libris Association Newsletter, 38, 4. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://people.fis.utoronto.ca/exlibris/PDF/elan_fall2005.pdf

The Presidents of the Ontario Library Association. (2008). Ontario Library Association. Retrieved August 13, 2008, from http://www.accessola.com/ola/bins/content_page.asp?cid=110-676-677




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Japanese Books and Translations

National Diet Library

1. Ishii, Momoko. ‘Kodomo no toshokan (Children’s library).’
Tokyo, Iwanami Shoten, 1965. 218 pp. (Our call number: 016.25-I583k)
This book carries in pp. 199-204 her reminiscences on the visit she paid to Lillian Smith. Ishii was one of the representative scholars on juvenile literature in Japan. She translated the book of Lillian Smith into Japanese.

2. Katsura, Yuko. ‘Riso no jido toshokan wo motomete: Toronto no ‘Shonen shojo no ie’(In search of the ideal children’s library;the Boys’ and Girls’ House in Toronto).’
Tokyo, Chuo Koronsha, 1997. 192 pp. (Our call number UL431-G1)
Ms. Katsura started working in the Boys’ and Girls’ House in Toronto through the intermediary of Lillian Smith. In this book she puts forward proposals to make an ideal children’s library, together with the descriptions on the House and Lillian Smith.

3. Study Group on the Children’s Library. ‘Jido toshokan kenkyukai 50 nen shi (Fifty years history of the Study Group on the Children’s Library).’
Tokyo,Kyoiku Shiryo Shuppankai, 2004. 438 pp. (Our call number UL414-H6)
This book summarizes the history of children’s library services in Japan. In pp. 92-95 the book points out that Smith had a great influence on the services for the children in Japan.

4. Study Group on the Cultural History of Libraries in Japan. ‘Toshokan jinbutsuden: toshokan wo sodateta 20 nin no ko^seki to sho^gai
(Biographies of library people; the achievements and lives of 20 people who nourished libraries).’
Tokyo, Nichigai Associates, 2007. 457 pp.
(Our call number: UL515-H10)
This book carries in pp. 257-276 a short biography of Lillian Smith as a person who was influential in the library world in Japan.

5. Takawashi, Yukiko. ‘Kodomo to hon no kakehashi ni: jido toshokan ni dekiru koto (Toward the bridge between the children and books; what children’s libraries can do).’ Tokyo, Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, 2006.
321 pp. (Our call number: UL411-H14)
This book describes Lillian Smith as pioneering librarian in the children’s library in pp. 32-33.

6. Fujino, Yukio, ed. ‘Sekai no toshokan hyakka (An encyclopedia of the libraries in the world).’ Tokyo, Nichigai Associates, 2006. 845 pp. (Our call number: UL2-H16)
In this encyclopedia, a latest one in Japan giving information on the libraries in the world, mention is made of Lillian Smith as one of the representative librarians in p. 273.

7. The unreluctant years; a critical approach to children’s literature. Chicago, American Library Association, 1953. 193 pp. (Our call number: 028.5-S654u)

We would like to point out that the book written by Lillian Smith was translated into Japanese and published in Japan in 1964. This translation is generally referred to as one of the basic literature on the services to the children in Japan.

8. Jido bungakuron (Treatises on children’s literature).’ Written by Lillian H. Smith. Translated by ISHII Momoko, SETA Teiji, WATANABE Shigeo. Tokyo, Iwanami Shoten, 1964. 399 pp.
(Our call number: 909-cS65z-I)

International Library of Children’s Literature

The records are reproduced here as they appear in the library’s e-mail:

Momoko Ishii (1979). Fukkoku Sekai no Ehon-kan: Ozubon Korekushon kaisetsu (pp.77-83). Tokyo: Horupu Shuppan. (NDL Call No.: Y9-N02-273)

Yoko Fukai (2007). Jido toshokan-in Ririan Sumisu shoden. In Nihon Toshokan Bunkashi Kenkyukai (Ed.), Toshokan Jinbutsuden (pp.257-276). Tokyo: Nichigai Associates. (NDL Call No.: UL515-H10)

Smith is also mentioned several times in the following two books:

Momoko Ishii (1981). Jido bungaku no tabi. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten. (NDL Call No: KE177-32)

Yuko Katsura (1997). Riso no jido toshokan o motomete: Toronto no $B!H (BShonen Shojo no Ie. $B!I (B Tokyo: Chuo Koron Sha. (NDL Call No.: UL431-G1)




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CBC Television Archives - Boys and Girls House

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (1985, November 4).
Library boys/girls house Toronto [Cumulation Tape]. Toronto: CBC.
Shotlist/sound descr.: Old information: of motorcade at Boys & Girls House (public library on St. George which houses the Osborne collection) welcomed by Dr Barbara Michasin, signs visitors book & talks to var people

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (1991, February 10).
Sunday arts entertainment. Toronto: CBC. Synopsis: I) Book illustration for children: with Elizabeth Maccallum and Boys & Birls House A look at the world of childrens' books through their imaginative and skillful illustrations. Illustrators Ian Wallace and Barbara Reid discuss their work.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (1993, December 6).
Sunday arts entertainment. Toronto: CBC. Synopsis: (A) MONSTERS IN THE LIBRARY A lively class of 6-9 year olds from Children's Primary School, Toronto agreed to draw some monsters, and their work is shown before chief librarian and storyteller Mary Ann Cree at Boys and Girls House -- the Toronto Public Libraries' special collection of children's books -- reads a story called The Judge, with an unexpected ending and a big monster.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (1996, December 11).
Sunday arts entertainment. Toronto: CBC. Synopsis: Richardo 7 Friends Book Reviews: During the winter of 1994-5 Richardo Keens Douglas met with 5 children in the Toronto Public Libraries Boys & Girls House. They looked through several recently published books and shared their comments.




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Monographs

The Unreluctant Years: A critical approach to children's literature. Chicago: American Library Association, 1953.

On Children's Literature. (Translation of The Unreluctant Years: A Critical Approach to Children's Literature.) Translated by Momoko Ishii, Teiji Seta and Shigeo Watanabe. Tokyo, Japan: Iwanami Shoten, 1964.




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Articles, Essays and Book Reviews

A list of books for boys and girls. (1917). Ontario Library Review, 2 , 11-33. [Reprinted as A List of Approved Books for Boys and Girls, Toronto Public Library, 1918.]

Buying books for the youngest children. (1923). Ontario Library Review, 8, 29-30.

The problems of children's librarians. (1923). Library Journal, 48, 805-6.

Some story book children of England. (1925). Ontario Library Review, 9, 51-54.

Children’s classics come alive. (1930, June 21). Publisher’s Weekly, 117, 2986-2990.

The relation between book arrangement and the reading interests of boys and girls. (1931). Library Journal, 56, 847-848. [Also appeared in Library Assistant (1931), 24, 102-5.]

Fifty essential books for boys and girls. (1934). Ontario Library Review, 18, 17-21.

This question of books. (1934). Canadian Bookman, 16, p. 150.

Some Christmas books for boys and girls. (1936, December). Echoes, 11.

The future of library work with children: A symposium, part VII. (1937). Library Journal, 62, 20-21.

An invitation to read. (1938). American Journal of Psychiatry, 95, 240-241.

Picture Books and Other Christmas Books. (1938, Christmas). Echoes, 12.

Canadian tribute to Leslie Brooke. (1941). Horn Book, 17, 196-203.

With Annie M. Wright. Canada: A reading guide for children and young people. (1941). Booklist, 37, 419-28. [Also appeared in Ontario Library Review (1941), 25, 293-300.]

Christmas books for children. (1941, Christmas). Echoes, 11.

New children's books for Christmas gifts. (1942, Christmas). Echoes, 8.

Newbery and Caldecott winners. (1943). American Library Association Bulletin, 37, 227-228.

Christmas books for children. (1943, Christmas). Echoes, 20-22.

Christmas books for children. (1944, Christmas). Echoes, 8.

Children's books are bridges. (1946, Christmas). Echoes, 14.

Give us wings. (1947). Canadian Library Association Bulletin, 4, 22-23.

Christmas trees and Kristli's trees: Children's books for Christmas. (1948, Christmas). Echoes, 7-8.

[Review of] About books for children. (1949). Library Quarterly, 19, 214-15.

[Review of] From Rollo to Tom Sawyer and other papers. (1949). Library Quarterly, 19, 302-303.

Message from the patroness of young Canada's book week. (1955). Canadian Library Association Bulletin, 12, 8-9.

News from Narnia. (1958). Canadian Library Association Bulletin, 15, 36-37. [Also appeared in Horn Book (1963), 39, 470-73.]

What books mean to children. (1959). American Library Association Bulletin, 53, 289-291.




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Reports and Addresses

Ontario Library Association. The Proceedings of the Ontario Library Association: Thirteenth Annual Meeting. Toronto: L.K. Cameron, 1913.

Toronto Public Library. Boys and Girls Division. In Annual Report: Reading in Toronto. Toronto, 1912-52.




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Contributions to Collected Works

The teaching of children's literature. (1932). American Library Association Children's Library Yearbook, 4, 73-80. [Summary appeared in American Library Association Bulletin (1931), 25, 622-23.]

The library's responsibility to the child. In E.M. Danton (Ed.), The library of tomorrow: A symposium, (pp. 124-32). Chicago: American Library Association,1939.

The children's library. In Library buildings for Canada. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association, 1956. [Reprinted from journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (February 1947).]




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Edited Works

Books for Boys and Girls. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1927.

Books for Boys and Girls. 2nd ed. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1928.

Books for Boys and Girls-A Supplement, 1927-1932, Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1932.

Books for Boys and Girls. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1940.