Speaking of History: The Words of South Carolina Librarians

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Nancy Jane Day

Nancy Jane Day was born May 1, 1905 in Pendleton, SC. She graduated with a B.A. in History from Greenville Women's College (Furman University) in 1925. She went on to receive her B.S. from Columbia University in Library Science in 1933 and her M.A. from the University of Michigan in Library Science in 1943. She was a teacher for North Carolina public schools, a school librarian, a public librarian, an academic librarian at Florida State University and Furman University and was a college instructor of Library Science for Winthrop College and Emory University. She was a supervisor of library services for the South Carolina Department of Education from 1946-1970. She also was a Fulbright lecturer at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand from 1953-1954. She has been involved in several organizations such as the Council of the ALA, Board of Education for Librarianship, and SC Council for the Common Good. She served as both Vice President and President for AASL, SELA, and SCLA. She was part of the up-grade in the training of school librarians and establishing the graduate program in Library Science at the University of South Carolina. Ms. Day died while living at the Martha Franks Home in Laurens, SC, Jan. 30, 1995. 

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