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Fraser, Colin William*

See also C. William Fraser's Oral History Summary


MLA Elected Offices and Committee Chair Appointments

  • Medical Society Libraries Section, chair, 1967-68; 1981-82
  • Membership Committee, chair, 1979
  • 1977 Seattle National Conference Program, chair, 1976-1977
  • Scholarship Committee, chair, 1973
  • Nominating Committee, elected member, 1972, 1978
  • Scholarship Committee, chair, 1973
  • Canadian Regional Group, founding member, chair, 1973-74
  • Pacific Northwest Chapter, chair, 1964-65; 1974-75; 1983
Canadian Associations
  • Canadian Health Library Association/ Association des bibliothques de la sant du Canada (CHLA/ABSC)
  • Executive Board, elected member, 1977-1979
  • Program Committee, chair, 1980
  • Advisory Committee to Health Sciences Resources Centre (CISTI), chair, 1980-1982
  • Health Libraries Association of British Columbia, founding member, chair, 1978-1981
  • Canadian Library Association, director, 1970-1971
  • British Columbia Library Association, director, 1963-1964

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 1991
  • AHIP, Distinguished Member
  • British Columbia Library Association's Helen Gordon Stewart Award and Lecture for outstanding contribution to librarianship, 1983
  • Canadian Health Library Association/Association des bibliothques de la sant du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) founding member, 1976; Honorary Life Member
  • Health Libraries Association of British Columbia (HLABC) founding member, 1978; Honorary Life Member
  • British Columbia Library Association, Honorary Life Member
  • C W Fraser Scholarship for Medical Librarianship, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies University of British Columbia
  • C.W. (Bill) Fraser) Professional Development/Travel Grant, Health Libraries Association of British Columbia

Publications (5 representative)

Articles published in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association or Journal of the Medical Library Association are available via PubMed Central

  • Fraser CW. Recent and recommended texts: a selective list for hospital medical libraries. British Columbia Medical Library Service, Annual 1964-1991.
  • Fraser CW. British Columbia Health Libraries Association. Bibliotheca Medica Canadiana 1982; 3(4): 15-16.
  • Fraser CW. The Medical Library Service review of a college project. B C Med J 1968 Feb; 10(2) 41-42.
  • Dick J, Harrison WE, Fraser CW, Williams DH. The Medical Library Service of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. Can Med Assoc J 1963. Apr 6; 88:74-4.
  • Library Services column. BC Medical Journal 1962-1991.


  • Director, British Columbia Medical Library Service, Columbia, Vancouver, 1962- 1991
  • Lecturer, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1965-1990
  • Chief Librarian, Prince George Public Library, Prince George, British Columbia, 1955-1962
  • Children's Librarian, Vancouver Regional Library, Nanaimo, British Columbia, 1953-1955
  • Assistant Librarian, Business Branch, Toronto Public Libraries, Toronto, Ontario 1952-1953
  • Assistant Librarian, Public Library Commission, Prince George, British Columbia, 1950-1952
  • Librarian, Montreal Daily Herald Newspaper, Montreal, Quebec, 1949-1950

MLA published statements about the fellow

  • Henderson J. Colin William (Bill) Fraser, AHIP, FMLA, 1925-2005. J Med Libr Assoc. 2006 April; 94(2): 240-241. [cited September 13, 2008]
  • McKenzie D, Murray K. Medical Library Association Oral History Committee and Pacific Northwest Chapter interviews with Colin William Fraser. 19 Jun 1999, Victoria, BC, and 17 Oct 1997, Portland, OR. Chicago, Medical Library Association, 2001. Summary. [cited September 13, 2008]


(Birth 1925; Death 2005)

Submitted by Diane McKenzie
Edited September 13, 2008

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