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Samuel Swett Green

Green, Samuel Swett, 1837–1918, American librarian, b. Worcester, Mass. Green was librarian of the Worcester, Mass., Free Public Library (1871–1909) and was a member of the Free Public Library Commission of Massachusetts from its beginning in 1890. One of the founders of the American Library Association, he was its president in 1891 and president of the World's Congress of Librarians at Chicago in 1893. Green promoted direct librarian assistance to users of library facilities. His writings include The Public Library Movement in the United States, 1853–1893 (1913).

See biography by R. K. Shaw (1926).

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