Fonds UBCA-ARC-1169 - Anne Smith fonds

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Anne Smith fonds

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1.52 m of textual records

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Anne Smith began her association with the University of British Columbia as a student, graduating with a B.A. in 1921. She later received a B.L.S. from the University of Washington and an M.A. in Library Science from Michigan. Smith joined the U.B.C. Library as a reference librarian in 1930. Later she became an assistant librarian in charge of reference and information services. During two interregna (1949, 1951), Smith served as acting University Librarian. Interest in international library cooperation led her to accept a term appointment at the Japan Library School, where she taught cataloguing (1953-54). After retiring from U.B.C. in 1964, Smith continued to teach courses in the U.B.C. School of Librarianship.

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Fonds consists of both office and personal records that span much of Smith's long career with the U.B.C. Library, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, notes, course materials, publications, and newspaper clippings. The records are arranged in the following series: Reference Correspondence, Subject Files Personal and Office (Campus and Off-Campus), Subject Files Library, Miscellaneous Reference Subject Files, Canadian Library Association, and Library Education.

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Last revised in June 2020

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