Laurie Allison 1953 - 1967
Laurie Allison was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 28 February 1925. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1944 and 1945 and after the war attended Dalhousie University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1949. In 1951 he graduated with a Bachelor of Library Science from the University of Toronto and was immediately hired as an Assistant Librarian for the Toronto Public Libraries.

In 1953 Allison joined the Mount Allison library where he was appointed as an Associate Librarian under Olga Bishop. He served for two years in that position until 1955 when he became the Head Librarian.  Allison remained at Mount Allison until 1967 when he left to become the Chief Librarian at Bishop’s University. He remained in that position until his death on 5 April 1973.

Photograph cropped from Mount Allison Archives, Picture Collection 2007.07/1174