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Nathan M. Smith was a director of the Brigham Young University School of Library and Information Sciences. Nathan M. Smith served as director of the School of Library and Information Sciences from 1983-1988. In 1986, Smith received recognition for his contribution to the Joint Conference of the Colorado Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association. He lived in Payson and often held dinners and parties for the school at his home. From the gu...
In 1966 the Graduate Department of Library and Information Sciences was unveiled giving Brigham Young students the opportunity to receive a masters degree in library science. The program was started in response to the LDS church's difficulty in finding qualified, LDS librarians to staff their libraries. The first Master of Library and Information Sciences degrees were awarded in 1967. The program was accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1970. In 1975 the program was upgraded t...