ANDERS, MARY EDNA, 1921-2001


Librarian. Born– December 7, 1921, Northport. Parents–James W. and Edna A. Anders. ¬†Education– University of Alabama, 1940-1943; University of North Carolina, B.S. in Library Science, 1947, M.A. in Library Science, 1950; Columbia University, D.L.S, 1958. Career began as a librarian at Huntingdon College, 1943, and included positions at the University of North Carolina, Tuscaloosa High School, Birmingham Southern College, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Alabama, Emory University, and Principal Research Scientist,¬†Industrial Development Division, Engineering Experiment Station, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1958-81. Member of the American, Southeastern, and Georgia Library Associations. Received the Mary V. Rothrock Award of the Southeastern Library Association; the Distinguished Service Award of the Alabama Library Association; and the Distinguished Alumna Award of the University of North Carolina. Died October 18, 2001.


Biographical Directory of Librarians in the United States, 1970; Who’s Who in Library Science, 1966; obituary, March 20, 2001.


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The Tennessee Valley Council, 1940-1949; a Regional Approach to Library Planning. Atlanta; Southeastern Library Association, 1960.