Dr. Mary Elizabeth Dykstra Lynch

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Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Dalhousie University
Location: Avonport, NS, Canada

Dr. Mary Dykstra Lynch, Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

Dr. Dykstra Lynch is distinguished for more than 30 years working in education and the library sciences fields. With an early interest in library sciences, she first earned a Bachelor of Arts at Calvin College in 1960. She continued her education at Dalhousie University, receiving an MLS from the institution in 1970. Consistently committed to her own education and growth, Dr. Dykstra Lynch earned a PhD from the University of Sheffield in 1986. In the early 1970s, Dr. Dykstra Lynch worked as the head cataloger of libraries for Dalhousie University.  She moved into the role of assistant professor in 1974, and continued working as an educator in different roles throughout the remainder of her career. She became a professor emeritus of the institution in 1997.

Outside of teaching, Dr. Dykstra Lynch has been involved in a number of roles relating to her field. She has provided her services in such roles with the National Film Board of Canada, the Kings Regional Vocational School, the Canadian Commission on Cataloguing, the Halifax Infirmary and the University of Sheffield among many other organizations. Dr. Dykstra Lynch has is active in civic roles, consulting, donating and being involved with such organizations as the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Getty Trust for the National Central Library in Florence, Italy, Canarie, UNESCO and the Citadel North Neighborhood Association.

Furthermore, Dr. Dykstra Lynch has contributed to numerous articles and professional journals, as well as been a member of several editorial boards. These editorial boards include such publications as, “Library & Information Science Research,” “Cataloging and Classification Quarterly” and “Canadiana.” She is the author of 1977’s “Access to Film Information.” Her work throughout the years has caught the attention of her peers and other industry professionals. Dr. Dykstra Lynch has been awarded research grants from Dalhousie University and the Social Sciences and Humanities Council. She is featured among Professional Women and has a Lifetime Achievement Award with Marquis Who’s Who.

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