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Anne Isabel Hume

b. 5 April 1892, Seymour Twp. (near Campbellford), ON; d. 3 Jan. 1966, Campbellford, ON.

Anne Hume graduate BA portrait. Credit Queen's Yearbook for the Arts 1914.


1914 BA Queen’s University
1915 Specialist Teaching Certificate in English and History Queen’s University
1919 Library certificate Ontario Library School, Toronto
1957 LL.D. Queen’s University


1915–19 Ontario High school teacher in Beaverton, New Liskeard and Campbellford
1920 Library Assistant, Fort William Public Library (now Thunder Bay)
1920–36 Chief Librarian, Walkerville Public Library
1936–57 Chief Librarian, Windsor Public Library
Occasional lecturer, McGill and Toronto University Library Schools


Hume, Anne (1933). “Adult education and reading lists.” Ontario Library Review 17 (3): 102–104.
Hume, Anne (1937). “City of Windsor Public Library system.” Ontario Library Review 21 (3): 133.
Hume, Anne (1938). “Pensions.” Ontario Library Review 22 (3): 193–194.
Hume, Anne (1939). “Public libraries and the schools.” Ontario Library Review 23 (2): 119–20.
Hume, Anne (1941). “Presidential address [Books in Wartime].” Ontario Library Review 25 (3): 232–234.
Hume, Anne (1944). “An experiment in community integration of the arts.” Ontario Library Review 28 (4): 478–480.
Hume, Anne (1947). “The building programme of the public library in relation to its functions.” Journal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 24 (2): 42–45, 60.
Hume, Anne (1948). “The public library and the community [Pt. 1].” Quill and Quire 14: 19–21 & 28.
Hume, Anne (1948). “The public library and the community [Pt. 2].” Quill and Quire 14: 37–40.
Hume, Anne (1948). “The Public library and the community [Pt. 3].” Quill and Quire 14: 16–19.
Hume, Anne (1949). “The librarian in the community.” Ontario Library Review 33 (1): 41–44.
Hume, Anne (1949). “Know your Library Week [in Windsor].” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 5 (4): 136–140.
Hume, Anne (1954). “The Year Ahead, 1954-1955.” In Proceedings of the Canadian Library Association 9th Annual Conference Meeting, Halifax, 21–24 June 1954, pp. 30–33. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.
Hume, Anne (1955). “Seminole Branch Library, Windsor, Ontario.” Ontario Library Review 39 (4): 228–232.
Hume, Anne (1955). “President’s Address.” In Proceedings of the Canadian Library Association 10th Annual Conference Meeting, Saskatoon, 20–25 June 1955, pp. 4–10. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.


President, Ontario Library Association, 1940–1941
President, Canadian Library Association, 1954–1955
American Library Association, councillor
Canadian Association for Adult Education, councillor
founding member of the Windsor Art Association in 1936


“Miss Hume was more than a fine librarian in the technical sense. She was a woman of firm convictions to which she held with perseverance. She was willing to fight for the library cause and had she been lacking in this characteristic she could not have achieved all that she did. Her influence was felt also in many other community organizations in which she had been so active.” — Windsor Star, January 4, 1966


“Anne Hume: Librarian, Book Service Pioneer Dies,” Windsor Star, January 4, 1966
Canadian Who’s Who 1958–1961
Windsor Public Library video profile of Anne Hume to celebrate International Women’s Day [one-and-a-half minutes]

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