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of L ippincott Library.

Dorothy Bemis was the first head librarian of Lippincott Library. Miss Bemis began her professional career in the New York Public Library and then in the library of the Guaranty Trust Company. She was a pioneer in the field of business and finance librarianship, and organized, established, and headed three business finance libraries. She and her staff emphasized the need to aid students and faculty in the use of the library's collection by orientation and instruction pro­ grams, and to keep the objectives of the library compatible with those of the Wharton School. She retired from the University in 1958 after an outstanding career covering thirty-one years. The pre­ sent head librarian, Mrs. Eleanor B. Allen, succeeded Miss Bemis. Under her leadership, Lippincott Library greatly expanded its col­ lection and increased its staff and services while continuing its close relationship with the Wharton School and the University of Penn­ sylvania Libraries system.