Hilda Gifford

Hilda Gifford

Hilda Gifford, Carleton University's first librarian, was responsible for cultivating, upgrading and transforming the Library’s permanent collection.

Gifford came to Carleton in 1948, where she began her legacy as Carleton University’s first Librarian. During her thirty-three years of dedicated leadership at Carleton, Gifford oversaw the conception and building of two University Libraries, and still found time to serve on a number of University committees, including the Library Committee and the Committee on Curriculum. Before her retirement from Carleton in 1968, Gifford was President of the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Library Association.