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Batchelder, Mildred L. (1901-1998) | The American Library Association Archives

Name: Batchelder, Mildred L. (1901-1998)

Historical Note: Mildred L. Batchelder began her career working at Omaha (NE) Public Library, then as a children's librarian at St. Cloud (MN) State Teachers College, and subsequently as librarian of Haven Elementary School in Evanston, IL. She eventually joined the ranks of the American Library Association in 1936. Batchelder spent 30 years with ALA, working as an ambassador to the world on behalf of children and books, encouraging and promoting the translation of the world's best children's literature (1).
Sources: 1. About the (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award, American Library Association,

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