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Virginia M. Quiring (1921- )

Virginia M. Quiring was born in Metz, MO, on Dec. 21 1921. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Ottawa University in 1943, Master of Librarianship from Kansas State Teacher's College in 1971 and Master's in Educational Administration from Emporia State University in 1978. Quiring joined the staff at Kansas State University Libraries as a cataloger in 1971. During her years with K-State Libraries, she served as Assistant Humanities Librarian (1972-1973), Serials Librarian (1973-1974), Assistant Director (1974-1979), Acting Dean (Nov. 1981- Feb. 1982), and Associate Dean (1979-1990). The School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University honored her with the 1987 Distinguished Graduate Award. Quiring retired from K-State Libraries with emeritus status on June 29, 1990.

Quiring transferred one box of office files (1974-1986) to the University Archives. The files contain the minutes from Public Service meetings and Planning Task Force meetings. Report from a Circulation function and cost analysis, K-State COM task force, Conservation task force, and Public Service division annual reports are also included.

1 record box. Register. Acc. No.

Upon her retirement, Quiring transferred her office files to the University Archives. The files cover the years from 1973 to 1990 and document her career in the library, as well as the life of the library itself. In her capacity as Associate Dean, she collected information instrumental in determining the libraries direction: Goals and Objectives, Library Planning Council, Essential Edge Project, and Annual Reports. Specialty areas such as Developing Countries, Farming Systems and Post-Harvest Documentation are also well represented.

4 record boxes. Register. Acc. No. U 90.19