Phyllis Smith, Librarian 1954-1978

Phyllis M. Smith came to work at the Dentistry Library in 1944 upon graduating from the University of Toronto’s School of Library Science (now the Faculty of Information).  She was Head Librarian of the Dentistry Library from 1954 until her retirement in 1978.  In addition to cataloguing the library’s rare book collection, she developed her special interest in the history of dentistry in Canada through creating an extensive bibliography on the topic.  This bibliography along with many other subject bibliographies and biographies of figures connected to the Faculty of Dentistry comprise the library’s vertical file, which she assembled with great care.