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Dewey

  1. 1. The Accomplishments of Melvil Dewey<br />A short history of a great librarian<br />
  2. 2. 1851: Dewey is born in Adams Center, NY. He will go on to be know as the Father of Librarianship.<br />
  3. 3. 1876: Dewey created the revolutionary Dewey Decimal System while he worked as a librarian at Amherst College<br />American Memory: Amherst College Library<br />
  4. 4. 1887: Dewey directed the nation’s first library school at Columbia College<br />The notion of librarian education took off as a result of Dewey’s leadership:<br />Drexel University Archives<br />
  5. 5. 1895: Dewey founded the Lake Placid Club in Lake Placid, NY. Here Dewey worked on bringing the Olympic Games to Lake Placid<br />Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/NY1628/<br />
  6. 6. 1931: Dewey passes away after a lifetime of accomplishments.<br />New York Times Obituary<br />
  7. 7. 1932: Dewey’s final accomplishment was realized when the Olympic Games came to Lake Placid.<br />International Olympic Commission Museum<br />
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