Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pioneer, Founder and Mentor

The Collection I have the honour to curate was founded by an inspiring woman, Miss Eileen Wallace. An alumnus of UNB (Class of 1944), Eileen furthered her education as a librarian, drove one of the first bookmobiles in Canada, and single-handedly took on the task of getting books into schools throughout New Brunswick during the second half of 20th Century. She has provided decades of invaluable support to educators and librarians alike. Although she retired in 1988, her collection of books continues to serve education students locally and scholars worldwide.

Her story has been featured on CBC television news in the past and a brief write-up about her can be found here. More recently, she's participated in a video spot for the university's development office. Enjoy: