Harriet Geneva Long

1897 -

Librarian & Teacher


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Harriet G. Long
Harriet Geneva Long was born in 1897. She served as a librarian in Toledo, Albany, and Cleveland, then later became the Chairman of the American Library Association's Children's Library Association. Beginning in 1930, Harriet Long taught Library Science at Western Reserve University for nearly thirty years. She wrote of the role of the public library in the life of children in her book entitled Rich the Treasure: Public Library Service to Children in 1953.

Photograph from Harriet Long's Wider Horizons (1962).

Selected Works
  • Long, Harriet G. (1969). Public Library Service to Children: Foundation and Development. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press.
  • Long, Harriet G. (1953). Rich the Treasure: Public Library Service to Children. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press.
  • Long, Harriet G. (1962). Wider Horizons in Library Service to Boys and Girls. 5th Annual Mary C. Richardson Lecture. April 27, 1962. New York: State University College at Geneseo.

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