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Margaret E.C. Howland Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Howland has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of education

Margaret E.C. Howland notes that the highlight of her career was her time as Director of the Library at Greenfield Community College.

    HEATH, MA, October 09, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Margaret E.C. Howland with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Howland celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Now retired, Ms. Howland excelled professionally as a librarian for more than four decades. At the start of her career, she worked for Combustion Engineering Inc. in Windsor, CT as librarian from 1957 to 1961. She furthered her career as a law cataloguer with the Connecticut State Library in Hartford, CT in 1961 and progressed to the role of librarian for the Factory Insurance Association in Hartford for one year. Ms. Howland then joined the Travelers Research Center, Inc as librarian from 1962 to 1968. During Ms. Howland's employment in Connecticut she was an active member of the Special Libraries Association – Connecticut Valley Chapter where she served as President for one year.

Ms. Howland found success as Director of the Library at Greenfield Community College (GCC) in Massachusetts from 1968 to 1990. While serving in that position, she witnessed the construction of a new library facility and assisted in its development process. She was a member of the Massachusetts Conference of Chief Librarians of Public Higher Educational Institutions (MCCLPHEI) and served as President, Vice-president, Secretary and Committee Chair. She notes that the highlight of her career was her time as Director of the Library at GCC.

In addition to her primary endeavors, Ms. Howland was Curator of the Archibald MacLeish Collection at GCC from 1974 to 2019. A published author, her written works include two volumes dated 1991 and 1993 both entitled "Descriptive Catalog of the Archibald MacLeish Collection at Greenfield Community College" and co-authored "Archibald MacLeish: An Annotated Bibliography." She wrote seven more Descriptive Catalogs to aid in researching the range of 6077 holdings in the Collection. She served on the Council of the Pucumtuck Valley Memorial Association from 2002 to 2011.

A graduate of Hofstra University, Ms. Howland earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1949. Several years later, she received a Master of Science in library science from Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven, CT in 1972. She concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Public Administration in 1979 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA. During her retirement years Ms. Howland participated in historical society activities related to her interest in antiques.

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