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Alberta Letts

b. British Columbia; d.1973, Nova Scotia

Education:

BA (Western Ontario); BLS (Toronto)

Positions:

Children's Librarian, London Public Library
Librarian, Warder Public Library, Springfield, Ohio
Assistant Director, Nova Scotia Provincial Library
1954-1973 Director, Nova Scotia Provincial Library

Associations/Committees:

Canadian Library Association; Atlantic Provinces Library Association, American Library Association; International Federation of Library Associations

Honours:

The Alberta Letts Memorial lecture established at Dalhousie University.School of Library Service
The Alberta Letts Travel Award established at the Dalhousie University School of Information Management

Accomplishments:

1958 President, Canadian Library Association
1967-1968 President Atlantic Provinces Library Association
1958-1959 consultant on libraries to the Indian government; member of delegation of Canadian librarians visiting West Germany as guests of the German government.

Other areas of activity:

1949, taught librarians' course at Kitchener Public Library,
Lecturer, School of Library Science (Toronto) for two years.

Sources:

“In tribute: Alberta Letts,” APLA Bulletin 37 (Winter 1973), 104.
Obit. The Chronicle Herald, Nov. 4, 1973.

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