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 Wiegand's Library Trading Card

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Thursday, November 04, 2010 in Library artifacts

wiegand-card-front-72.jpgDuring the Library History Seminar XII, a national meeting of library historians, which was held in Madison, WI, in September. Wayne Wiegand was surprised after his keynote presentation when he was presented with his own library trading card.  Wiegand is the F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University, and is considered to be the dean of current library historians in the United States.  Wiegand is also a native of Manitowoc, Wisconsin and a former Professor at the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies. The trading card which is shown above is supposedly #64 in a set of 100 famous librarian trading cards.  The card is accompanied by a list of the 100 famous librarians as selected by by the Wayne Wiegand Library Trading Card Coordinating Committee (Jim Danky, Karen Krueger, Doug Zweizig, and Larry Nix).  Using a partially tongue-in-cheek baseball metaphor the back of the card begins "Wayne's first sand lot tryouts with a library team, the Manitowoc (WI) Library Mirros, showed the promise his subsequent career demonstrated."  Wiegand is perhaps best known for his biography of Melvil Dewey, Irrepressible Reformer.  In his presentations he often mentions that there are more public library outlets than McDonalds restaurants.  He is a strong advocate of approaching library history from the viewpoint of the "library in the life of the user" in contrast to the "user in the life of the library".  Wiegand plans to retire next year. The list of famous librarians includes, among others, Melvil Dewey, Herbert Putnam, Peggy Sullivan, John Cotton Dana, Margaret Monroe, Arna Bontemps, Benjamin Franklin, Lutie Stearns, Fred Glazer, Pope Pius XI, E. J. Josey, S. R. Ranganathan, Augusta Baker, and Callimachus. It also includes former librarians at the Manitowoc Public Library.

You can obtain a copy of the Wiegand trading card and the list of the 100 famous librarians by sending $5 (check or cash) to Larry T. Nix, 3605 Niebler Ln., Middleton, WI 53562.  All proceeds from the sale of the cards will go to the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America at UW-SLIS which Wiegand, along with Jim Danky, founded.


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

Leave your comment

Guest Monday, September 25, 2017


Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo