High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Yvonne Oddon (1902 -
1982) was one of the leaders in the reformation of French
libraries, and a member of the French Resistance in World War II.
Yvonne Oddon was born in Gap, Hautes-Alpes to a Protestant family.
After secondary school studies and a year as a lecturer in Wales,
she was admitted to the school of Library Studies in Paris built
after World War I with the help of American aid. She there became
an assistant and in 1926-1928 went on a training course to the
United States. On her return to France in 1929 she became a
librarian at the Trocadero Museum in the Palais de Chaillot while
continuing her activity in the Council of Librarians and
Association of French Librarians. He name remains attached to the
Guide du bibliothecaire amateur (Guide for the amateur librarian),
published in 1930 by Charles-Henri Bach; and this with the text
revised and corrected became the Petit guide du bibliothecaire
being considerably added to after 1945 and republished under two
names with certain editions being illustrated.
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