2018 Annual Meeting (to be posted)
b. 1904, Outremont, QC; d. Dec. 25, 1993, Ottawa, ON
BA 1929 (McGill); Library Diploma 1929 (McGill); BLS.1946 (Columbia)
1929-1936 Cataloguer, McGill University Library
1936-1945 Program Officer, McLennan Travelling Libraries Program (Program Director, 1940-1945)
1946-1950 Librarian, American Relief for France
1951-1964 Accessions Librarian, Canadian Bibliographic Centre (became the National Library of Canada in 1953)
1964-1969 Assistant National Librarian, National Library of Canada
1970-1978 Part-time Cataloguer, Pamphlets Collection, Public Archives of Canada
Languedoc, Adèle (1968). Centenary gifts to Canada's National Library. Ontario Library Review, v. 52, no. 3, 139-141.
When hired to work at the Canadian Bibliographic Centre in 1951, there were three librarians but no books. Along with Martha Shepard and Jean Lunn, she was referred to as a founding mother. She developed the Canadiana acquisitions program and Canadian Authors File and was well-respected for her detective work in tracking down Canadian publications and Canadian authors, especially French-language authors. A keen traveler, she went to Sweden in the 1960s as a member of the Canadian delegation to a Unesco seminar on libraries. She also traveled to Tunisia and Algeria as a library advisor, helping them to expand their national library services under a Ford Foundation grant. Following her retirement as Assistant National Librarian in 1969, she worked part-time cataloguing a special collection of pamphlets for the Public Archives of Canada.
Bédard, Francine. “A Library Without Books Acquisitions 1950-1953.” In Bulletin of the National Library of Canada, 32:6 (June 2000).
Hampton, Edna. At Last, Time for Reading, Globe and Mail, April 2, 1969.
Library and Archives Canada. Celebrating Women's Achievements. Adèle de Guerry Languedoc Accessed August 9, 2013.