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FROM:  Bertrum MacDonald, Director, School of Library and Information Studies
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS  B3H 3J5

        It is with sadness that we announce that Emeritus Professor John
R.T.Ettlinger, School of Library and Information Studies, died Monday,
August 13, 2001, in Tumwater, WA, aged 75. A history graduate of Magdalen
College, Oxford, and of library science, McGill University, Professor
Ettlinger served in the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force from
1944-47. Prior to joining Dalhousie in 1966 as Collections Librarian in
the University Library, his professional experience included Deputy
Director and Librarian at the Institute of Jamaica, Assistant Librarian,
Special Collections at Columbia University, and Curator of the Annmary
Brown Memorial at Brown University Library. He also taught at the School
of Library Studies at the University of Rhode Island and was a Lecturer in
Bibliography at Brown University.
        In 1969 Professor Ettlinger was appointed as one of the founding
faculty members of what is today The School of Library and Information
Studies from which he retired in 1988 and was appointed the School's first
Emeritus Professor. Professor Ettlinger's areas of interest were
bibliography and the history of the printed book in which he both taught
and published. His private collections of etchings and engravings from the
16th, 17th, and 18th centuries were featured in exhibitions in the
Dalhousie Art Gallery and he guest curated exhibits in research libraries
in the U.S. He was a long-time member of the Bibliographical Society of
Canada, the Printing Historical Society, the American Printing Historical
Association, and the Atlantic Provinces, Canadian, and American library
associations. On the Dalhousie campus he served on Senate, Faculty
Councils and the Executive of the Dalhousie Faculty Association for
which he was Second Vice-president, 1974-75. On campus and in the local
community he was well-known for his teaching of non-credit courses on
hand-binding in the Dawson Room, the School's centre for the book arts.
        Memorial arrangements for the late Professsor Ettlinger are
incomplete at this time.