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Marvin H. Scilken

Born: Dec 7, 1926

Death: Feb 2, 1999

Nationality: United States

Marvin H. Scilken

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1926
Date of Death : Feb 2, 1999

Marvin Herman Scilken was an American librarian and a leader in the field of library science during the 20th century. Scilken dedicated his life to bringing awareness to libraries and improving services for patrons. He encouraged libraries to take a more practical approach to librarianship and to consider libraries as a house of books rather than information centers. In 1999, American Libraries named him one of the "100 Most Important Leaders We Had in the 20th Century".

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  • Marvin Scilken
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