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Margaret Delia Mosimann

Elise Madeline and Margaret Delia Mosimann

Elise Madeline Mosimann was born June 19, 1914 in Charleston, SC. She attended the College of Charleston (AB, English, 1936) and Emory University (ABLS, 1946). She taught at St. Andrews School, Charleston, from 1936 to 1943, served as Asst. Extension Librarian for the Charleston County Library, 1943-1944, and returned to St. Andrews as Librarian from 1944 to 1947. She was Instructor of Library Science at the Winthrop Training School of Winthrop University, 1947-1948, and Librarian and Consultant to elementary school libraries in the Charleston city school system, 1948 to 1957. From 1957 to the time of her retirement in 1977 she worked as Extension Librarian (1957-64), and Children’s Librarian (1964-1977) for the Charleston County Library. She taught Library Science courses for the University of South Carolina Extension Division (1961-69). Her professional association work was extensive and she served as President of the South Carolina Library Association, 1957-58. Ms. Madeleine Mosimann died March 9, 2002 in Charleston, SC.

Margaret Delia Mosimann was born in Charleston, SC, August 12, 1916. She attended the College of Charleston (AB, 1938; English, Latin) and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BSLS, 1943). For all of her professional career she worked at the Charleston County Library, serving as Head of the Reference Dept. (1943-56), Head of Adult Services Dept. (1956-57, 1959-78), Deputy Librarian (1957-59), and Director (1978-81). She retired from the Library in August, 1981. She was active in professional associations such as ALA and SELA, and was SCLA Secretary in 1954. She also served on the Charleston County Council on Human Relations and the Charleston Music Study Club. Ms. Margaret Mosimann died Aug. 6, 1988 in Charleston, SC.

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