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Kilgour, Frederick G.*

See also Frederick G. Kilgour's Oral History Summary


Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 1984
  • MLA Most Notable, 1998
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals
Other Awards
  • Kilgour Award, OCLC and the Library and Information Technology Association, named for Fred Kilgour, presented annually
  • American Library Association, Honorary Life Membership, 1982
  • American Society for Information Technology, Award of Merit, 1979
  • Honorary degrees from five universities
  • US Naval Reserve, Legion of Merit, 1945

 Other Accomplishments and Activities

  • OCLC, Developer and President
  • Information Technology and Libraries, Founder and First Editor

 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.


  • Research Professor Emeritus, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1990–2004
  • Board of Directors, OCLC, 1981–1995
  • Founding President and Executive Director, OCLC, 1967–1980
  • Librarian, Medical Library, Yale University, 1948–1966
  • Lecturer in the History of Science and Technology, Yale University, 1948–1966
  • Deputy Director, Office of Intelligence Collection and Dissemination, US Department of State, 1946–1948
  • Executive Secretary and Acting Chairman, Interdepartmental Committee for the Acquisition of Foreign Publications, US Naval Reserve, 1942–1945
  • Assistant Librarian, Library, Harvard College 1936–1942

 MLA published statements about the fellow


  • MLS, library science, School of Library Sciences, Columbia University
  • BS, chemistry, Harvard University, 1935


(Death 2006)

Contributed by Diane McKenzie

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