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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

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,” APLA Bulletin 37 (Winter 1973), 104-105.
Obit. The Chronicle Herald, Nov. 4, 1973.

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