Theodore D. Phillips 1980-1985
Theodore D. “Ted” Phillips received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico in 1956 and a Master’s degree in 1957. He then became a Librarian for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 1957 to 1963. From 1963 to 1965 he held the position of Assistant Librarian for IBM Corporation before becoming Library Manager for IBM in 1966. In 1967 he relocated to Kingston Ontario where he was the Assistant Chief Librarian and later the Associate Librarian for Queen’s University. He then took the position of University Librarian for Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland where he remained for six years.

In 1980, Phillips accepted the position of University Librarian at Mount Allison University. He is quoted as saying upon acceptance of his position that Libraries “must not be considered simply as repositories of information but must reach out to the communities that they serve.”

Phillips served until 1985 when the university appointed him Manager of Allison Properties Ltd., with responsibilities for properties owned by the University. He moved to Toronto, ON upon leaving Sackville. No further information is available.

Photograph cropped from Mount Allison Archives, Information Office fonds 8805/6/5/63