Magazine article American Libraries

Obituaries

Magazine article American Libraries

Obituaries

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Library Champions David K. Berninghausen, Dan Lacy

Library educator David K. Berninghausen, 84, former director (1953-1974) and professor (1953-1981) of the University of Minnesota's School of Library Science, died April 12. The former chair of ALA's Intellectual Freedom Committee (1948-1952, and again from 1967-1972), he also was a member of the New York and Minnesota Civil Liberties Unions boards of directors. Well known and highly respected in the profession, Berninghausen's many contributions to library literature include: "The Flight from Reason: Essays on Intellectual Freedom in the Academy, the Press, and the Library," and "Undergraduate Library Education: Accreditation, Standards, Articulation." During the 1970s he published a series of articles, the second of which led to Library Journal's "Berninghausen Debate" arguing whether ALA should take public positions on social issues. * Dan Lacy, man aging director of the American Book Publishers Council (1953-1966) and later senior vice president at publisher McGraw Hill, died of pneumonia in Durham, North Carolina, after several weeks in the hospital. He was 87. Lacy's accomplishments took place on many different fronts over the years. During World War II he was director of the National Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources, established to protect libraries and museums from enemy attack. In 1951, he was detailed to the U.S. Department of State where he received the Superior Service Medal for his role in creating Franklin Books, an organization that worked with publishers in Third World countries to publish translations of American books. …

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