Clyde, Anne 1946–2005

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Clyde, Anne 1946–2005

(Laurel Anne Clyde)

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born February 7, 1946, in Holbrook, Australia; died of a heart attack, September 18, 2005, in Reykjavik, Iceland. Librarian, educator, and author. Clyde was a professor at the University of Iceland who was especially known for her expertise in electronic resources and the Internet. Her educational experience included a 1965 B.A. from the University of Sydney, where she earned her Dip.Ed. the next year and an M.A. in 1973. She also earned a Ph.D. in 1981 from James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia. Clyde began her career as a teacher and librarian at the New South Wales Department of Education from 1967 to 1973. From 1974 to 1976 she was a librarian at Frensham, Mittagong, in New South Wales, followed by a year as a lecturer in school librarianship at Townsville College of Advanced Education, which is now part of James Cook University. In 1978 she took a part-time job as assistant to the coordinator for external studies at Townsville College. After studying for her Ph.D. she returned to Townsville in 1980 as a part-time assistant to the principal librarian. Clyde then worked as a lecturer in librarianship at the Riverina-Murray Institute for Higher Education in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. From 1984 to 1990 she was senior lecturer in the department of library and information studies at Western Australian College of Advanced Education, where she also headed the department from 1984 to 1988. After completing a visiting professorship at the University of Iceland, she was an associate professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Clyde then accepted a post as an associate professor of library science at the University of Iceland in 1993, where she later was promoted to full professor. An active member of the Australian Library and Information Association, she was also the designer of their Web site. Clyde published several books about the Internet and the application of computers, the World Wide Web, and networking for librarians. Among her works are Computer Applications in Libraries: A Directory of Systems and Software (1993), An Introduction to the Internet (1995; 12th edition, 2004), Managing InfoTech in School Library Media Centers (1999), for which she won a Media and Methods Award Portfolio in 2001, and Weblogs and Libraries (2004).



International Association of School Librarianship Web site, (November 1, 2005).

University of Iceland Web site, (November 14, 2005).