Establishment of the School of Information Sciences | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
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The library science program at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago was founded in 1893. From 1893 to 1907, Katharine Lucinda Sharp served as University librarian and founding director of the Department of Library Science, as recommended by American librarian, educator, and inventor of the Dewey Decimal system, Melvil Dewey. In 1897, the Department of Library Science was moved to Urbana and renamed the Illinois State Library School.

Jan 01, 1893
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Katharine Lucinda Sharp
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Katharine Lucinda Sharp
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