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|Birth:||19th August, 1856|
|Death:||21st July, 1929|
John Cotton Dana was born in Woodstock, Vermont, USA. He was an American librarian. As a public librarian for forty years Dana promoted the benefits of reading, pioneered direct access to shelved materials, and innovated specialized library services of all types. He studied law at Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1878. He directed the Denver Public Library from 1889 to 1898. He served as president of the American Library Association in 1895. He served as a librarian at the Springfield, Massachusetts public library from 1898 to 1902. He founded the Special Libraries Association, serving as its first president from 1909 to 1911. He founded the Newark Museum in 1909. The highest honor of the Special Libraries Association is the John Cotton Dana Award, recognizing an information professional for lifetime achievement. He wrote several books include: A library primer, and The new museum.
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