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Biographies of Librarians & Information Professionals

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Spring 2016 Newsletter


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Elizabeth Dafoe

b. 1900, Montreal, QC; d. 1960, Winnipeg, MB

Education:

BA, 1923 (University of Manitoba); library training at New York Public Library and University of Chicago Graduate Library School

Positions:

1925-1932 Circulation and Reference Assistant, University of Manitoba Library
1935-1937 Chief Librarian, Junior Division, University of Manitoba Library
1937-1960 Chief Librarian, University of Manitoba Library

Publications:

Dafoe, Elizabeth, ed. (1955). Future of bibliography and documentation. By Elizabeth Dafoe and others. Ottawa: Canadian LibraryAssociation. (Canadian Library Association. Occasional paper; no. 7)

Associations/Committees:

Manitoba Library Association, Canadian Library Association, American Library Association

Honours:

Elizabeth Dafoe Library of the University of Manitoba named in her honour.

Accomplishments:

1943-1944 President, Manitoba Library Association
1948 President, Canadian Library Association
1948 member, National Library Committee
1949-1954 member, American Library Association Council
1953-1960 member, National Library Advisory Council

Notes:

“Her tireless message of the need for a 'national library' and her outspoken ideas helped to define the mandate of the National Library of Canada”. [extract from her biography on Library and Archives Canada. Celebrating Women's Achievements].

Sources:

Library and Archives Canada. Celebrating Women's Achievements. Elizabeth Dafoe. Accessed, Sept. 8, 2007.
“Miss Elizabeth Dafoe” Manitoba Library Association Bulletin 8 / 2&3 (Sept 1960), 1
W.L. Morton (1965) “Elizabeth Dafoe: lover of language, literature and libraries.” Canadian Library Association, Conference, Proceedings, 8-9.
Manitoba Historical Society. Memorable Manitobans: Julia Annette Elizabeth Dafoe (1900-1960). Accessed Feb. 14, 2016
Canadian Library, 17 (Nov. 1960), 17.

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