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Anne Alberta Effie Letts

b. 22 Oct., 1914, Bridesville, BC; d. 3 Nov. 1973, Nova Scotia

Education:

BA 1937 (University of Western Ontario)
BLS 1939 (University of Toronto)

Positions:

Children's Librarian, London Public Library, 1939-40
Librarian,Middlesex County Library Association, 1940-43
Librarian,Simcoe County Library Association, 1943-46
Bookmobile Librarian, Warder Public Library, Springfield, Ohio, 1946-47
Lecturer, University of Toronto Library School, 1947-48
Assistant Director, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 1949-54
Director, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 1954-73

Publications:

Letts, Alberta, (1953). Manual for Assistants in Charge of Regional Branch Libraries. Halifax: Provincial Library.

Letts, Alberta (1955) “The Provincial Libraries in Nova Scotia.” Ontario Library Review 38, no. 3: 154–58.

Letts, Alberta (1955). “Nova Scotia [library development].” Canadian Library Association Bulletin 11, no. 6: 300–301.

Letts, Alberta (1956). “Public Library Service in Canada.” In Library Finance: Speeches, Proceedings and Recommendations of a Day of Special Study during the Eleventh Annual Conference [1956], 13–16. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.

Letts, Alberta (1957). “Career Opportunities.” Canadian Library 13, no. 5: 204–205.

Letts, Alberta (1958). “The ALA Conference, 1957.” Canadian Library 14, no. 5: 201–202.

Letts, Alberta (1971). Provincial Library Service – Today and Tomorrow. Toronto: Copp Clark Publishing Company [Mary Donaldson Memorial Lecture, 1970].

Associations/Committees:

Canadian Library Association, President 1958-59
Atlantic Provinces Library Association, President 1967-68
American Library Association
International Federation of Library Associations
Canadian Federation of University Women

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:

1958-59 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,” Atlantic Provines Library Association Bulletin 37 (Winter 1973), 104-105.
Obit. The Chronicle Herald, Nov. 4, 1973.

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