Alberta's Window to the World

Photo courtesy The Glenbow, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Alberta Auringer Wood
Honorary Research Librarian

Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland CANADA A1B 3Y1

66 Meredith Drive
P.O. Box 225
Ilderton, ON



Index to the Library of Congress "G" Schedule : A Map and Atlas Classification Aid with James C. Coombs. MAGERT Circular No. 2. [Washington, D.C. : Map and Geography Round Table of the American Library Association, c1996. ISBN 0-8389-7821-5.

Newfoundland Map Bibliography (1999- ) an in-process, online cartobibliography that lists and describes printed and manuscript maps of Newfoundland and Labrador in libraries and archives in Newfoundland, other parts of Canada, the United States, and England.

Early Cartography of Newfoundland and Labrador [essay on-line]; available from Internet: ©2000.

“Impressions of Several Map Collections in Norway and One in Scotland,” Bulletin of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives, no. 108, Spring/Summer 2000, pp. 34-40.

Personal Information

Alberta received her B.A. in geography in 1964, her M.A. in Library Science in 1965, and her M.A. in geography in 1973 from The University of Michigan. She began her work at Memorial as Science Collections Librarian in January 1978. In 1979 she became an Information Services Librarian and then served as head of the division from 1980 to 1983. In that year, she became head of the Map Library. The Map Library and the Library Audio-visual Resources Centre (LARC) were merged in January 1996 to become the Maps, Data, and Media Division, though still housed separately on Level 5 and Level 1 of the Queen Elizabeth II Library, respectively. At the same time, she became the Information Manager of the Campus Wide Information System with responsibility for the top web pages of the university in which capacity she served till the end of 1999. In August 2000, she resumed participating in reference provision from the main Information Desk as an adjunct member of the Information Services Division. From January 2005 till retirement in August 2005, she served as Acting Associate University Librarian. At that point they moved to the village of Ilderton, Ontario, just north of the large city of London, Ont. They enjoy their new surroundings and house. For local errands and some not too distant travel they have acquired a Smart car. Her husband, Clifford Harlow Wood, PhD, is a retired Professor from the Department of Geography at Memorial University. Her daughter, Jennifer Gjeneve, and other members of her family live in various places in the U.S.A.

Alberta in May 1999

Alberta in May 1999
Photo courtesy Pat Thompson, Diamond Design, St. John's, NF

Alberta in Aug. 2003

Alberta in Aug. 2003, Cape Town, South Africa

Alberta and Cliff in Feb. 2007

Alberta and Cliff in Feb. 2007, Andersonville, TN

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Last modified, Monday, August 6, 2007 by Alberta Auringer Wood