Meet the ACRL Presidents: Blanche Prichard McCrum

Blanche McCrumBlanche Prichard McCrum (1887-1969) was the eighth president of ACRL, serving from 1945-1946. During that time she was also the librarian at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Under her leadership, a committee was appointed to study the relationship of ACRL with ALA, and the service rendered the association by College and Research Libraries was commended. Blanche also served on the ALA Council from 1941-43. Her book publications include An Estimate of Standards for a College Library (1933, 1937) and A Guide to the Study of the United States of America (1960).