2009 marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Kazimierz Piekarski (1893-1944), a distinguished Polish librarian, bibliographer, book historian and bibliologist, as well as the 90th anniversary of the publication of the first and the 70th anniversary of the publication of the last book by Piekarski (published during his lifetime). The present article is devoted to Piekarski's career - as a librarian in the Library of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci - PAU), and the Jagiellonian Library in Kraków, the Ossolineum in Lviv and the National Library in Warsaw. The author recounts various stages of Piekarski's academic career, his published bibliological writings and his place in Polish science after World War II, a place the significance of which can be seen in the references in academic literature, in the re-issues of his publications and, first of all, in the continuation of the work he started.
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