Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Today would be the 103rd birthday of Eileen F.P. Riols (1908-1988) who started at NYPL as a summer substitute in 1929 and retired in 1970 as Branch Librarian of the Kingsbridge Branch. After retiring she served as librarian at Mother Cabrini High School in northern Manhattan. Riols specialty was working with young people and in Youth, Society, and the Public Library Miriam Braverman described Riols as “an outstanding ‘book talker’”. Riols was one of the few Catholic librarians (less than 10%) who headed a neighborhood branch before 1950.