Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Wayne A. Wiegand (1946- ) 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Monday, October 12, 2015 in Hall of Fame

wayne weigandWayne A. Wiegand, a native of Manitowoc, WI, is called the “dean of American library historians.” He is the F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies and Professor of American Studies emeritus at Florida State University. While in Wisconsin Wiegand served as a professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 2002. Wiegand is an outstanding teacher who influenced numerous Wisconsin librarians and an innovative researcher who utilizes qualitative and flexible strategies from the broader fields of the social sciences and humanities in his research. At UW-SLIS Wiegand was a co-founder and director of the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America (now the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture), a nationally respected print history research institution.  He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles about the history of libraries and librarianship, a number of which have included significant aspects of the history of Wisconsin libraries.  His latest book, published in October 2015, is Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library.

Wiegand was born in Manitowoc, WI on April 15, 1946. He received a BA in history at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh (1968), an MA in history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (1970), and an MLS at Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in history at Southern Illinois University (1974). He was Librarian at Urbana College in Ohio (1974-1976), and on the faculty of the College of Library Science at the University of Kentucky (1976-1986). After teaching at UW-SLIS (1987-2002), Wiegand moved to Tallahassee, FL in 2003 where he joined the faculty of Florida State University. While at FSU Wiegand organized and for six years served as Director of the Florida Book Awards, now the nation's most comprehensive state book awards program. He retired in 2010 from Florida State University and currently resides with his wife in Walnut Creek, CA.

See: Wayne Wiegand's Library Trading Card.

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Saturday, June 23, 2018

Categories

Popular Tags

Hall fo Fame 2012 COLAND J. D. Witter Exhibits UW-Madison school of library and information studies Centennial Hall of Fame 2009 Eratus Swift Wilcox Appleton Public Library Matthew S. Dudgeon Oshkosh Public Library CCBC campaign Library people Postcards Suring Area Public Library Superior Carnegie Libraries Brown Deer Public Library cam caly film 20 Buttons Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians trav Hall of Fame 2008 Wisconsin Historical Society Amer Events Ruby Roeder Milwaukee Art Museum Hall of Fame 2015 Library celebrations Carl Spitzweg Jerome P. Daniels Orrilla Blackshear WLA 125 hall of Klaus Linderfelt 21 John J. Jax Ruth Ann Montgomery Library Buildings McMillan Memorial Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2013 Ice Storm archives Sandra Friedman Dolnick Historical Register People Wisconsin Free Library Commission bookworm Uncategorized 24 T. B. Scott Free Public Library Library Artifacts Campaign Edward Asahel Birge Eager Free Public Library Anniversaries Portage Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 campaign Hall of Fame 2010 Black River Falls DeForest Area Public Library WWI Library War Service library exhibit Academic Librarians Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Library e Special libraries Hall of Fame 2015 Gertrude Thurow Marketing-Publicity Gerald A. Somers Library History William J. Wilson Public libraries WAAL Hartford Public Library Wisconsin Rapids caly film 22 National Bookmobile Day Brown Deer Public Library Milwaukee Public Library campa presentations Capitol Fire 1904 Increase A. Lapham James Duane Doty Anniversaries I Love Libraries UW-Milwaukee Libraries S. Janice Kee Delia Ovitz Bookmobiles WLA 125 traveling libraries Library People State Law Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries John Miller Chancellor state historical society 27 11 Hall of Fame 2012 background Lowell W. Wilson UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies bed and breakfast American Library Association Postcards Dorothea M. Krause Black River Falls Public Library Library Systems 14 buil Louise S. Robbins James Huff Stout Postcards Beaver Dam Public Library School of Library and Information Studies Middleton Public Library Campaign Wisconsin State Law Library Postcards ca Council on Library and Network Development Events & Meetings Hall of Fame 2014 Clinton Public Library American Library Association Library War Service Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Events & Meetings Nolan I. Neds Clarence Brown Lester Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Soughton Public Library 10 Rusk County Community Library Madison Public Library Hall Publications Katharine MacDonald Jones Inform Wisconsin library memorabilia Campaign Frank Avery Hutchins Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Library people Sarah Janice Kee Larry T. Nix Hall of Fame 2016 Dianne McAfee Hopkins Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Irene W. Newman Public libraries 28 Carnegie libraries Pewaukee Public Library Milwaukee Public Library Public library systems Hall of Fame 2011 School libraries Cam Evansville Wisconsin Lutie Stearns library legislation caly film library education Beloit Public Library Charles Bunge Library Buidlings Wisconsin Library Association Manitowoc Public Library 23 Library Trustees Parcel post books-by-mail Meter mail slogans Wisconsin Library Bulletin Ripon Public Library Lutie Eugenia Stearns Zona Gale Hall of Fame 2015 Tower Hill Wisconsin White House Conference on Library and Information Services Richard E. Krug Wayne A. Wiegand Wisconsin Free Library Commission Pinback buttons anniversaries Hall of Fame 2012 Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Hall of Fame 2012 Academic Libraries Bernard Schwab Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Hall of Fame 2015 Cooperative Children's Book Center World War I Jane K. Billings Cornelia Marving Pierce WLA 125 WLA 125 Woman's Congress membership libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Brown County Library National Library Week campaign Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Digital Collections WHCLIS Elroy Public Library Peter G. Hamon Gilbert H. Doane Hall of Fame 2017

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo