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.

  • JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with id: 52

Clarence Brown Lester (1877-1951)

Posted by
has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Monday, October 22, 2012 in Hall of Fame

Clarence LesterClarence Brown Lester served as Secretary of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission from 1920 to 1949, the longest tenure for any Secretary of the Commission. Prior to becoming Secretary he was chief of the Commission's special training course for reference librarians (1913-1920). The Wisconsin Library Association’s Clarence B. Lester Library of the Year award (now just the Library of the Year Award) was established in his honor in 1955. He served as President of the National Association of State Libraries and also of the League of Library Commissions. Lester was a native of Providence, RI and a graduate of Brown University.  Lester was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on October 25, 2012.


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

Leave your comment

Guest Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Popular Tags

Historical Register Peter G. Hamon DeForest Area Public Library Hall of Fame 2009 Public libraries Tower Hill Wisconsin Public library systems Oshkosh Public Library Events Wisconsin Free Library Commission Wisconsin Library Bulletin archives National Bookmobile Day UW-Milwaukee Libraries Evansville Wisconsin John J. Jax William J. Wilson Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Inform Wisconsin Black River Falls Public Library Ice Storm Bob Bochfer John Miller Chancellor World War I Hall of Fame 2018 buil Academic Librarians People Dianne McAfee Hopkins Richard E. Krug caly film Special libraries bed and breakfast School libraries Anniversaries traveling libraries Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Library History Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Centennial Hall of Fame 2011 Hall of Fame 2015 Pinback buttons Appleton Public Library Eager Free Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries campa hall of Library Artifacts Hall American Library Association Anniversaries Beloit Public Library WLA 125 Public libraries Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Lutie Stearns caly film Middleton Public Library library education Library people Postcards Nolan I. Neds Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Library celebrations Meter mail slogans Increase A. Lapham Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Cornelia Marving Pierce books-by-mail UW-Madison school of library and information studies Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries American Library Association Library War Service Lutie Eugenia Stearns Edward Asahel Birge Capitol Fire 1904 presentations Clinton Public Library cam COLAND library memorabilia Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Louise S. Robbins Wisconsin Free Library Commission WLA 125 Madison Public Library Library e Larry T. Nix T. B. Scott Free Public Library Portage Public Library Hall of Fame 2017 Bernard Schwab bookworm Postcards Hall of Fame 2014 Jerome P. Daniels Katharine MacDonald Jones Cooperative Children's Book Center WWI Library War Service Zona Gale Soughton Public Library Dorothea M. Krause Exhibits 10 Charles Bunge Library Buildings James Huff Stout Wisconsin Library Association campaign Events & Meetings library legislation White House Conference on Library and Information Services Hall of Fame 2016 Postcards anniversaries Hall of Fame 2015 Academic Libraries 11 Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Clarence Brown Lester Publications Brown County Library Irene W. Newman Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs membership libraries Uncategorized Lowell W. Wilson background WLA 125 Brown Deer Public Library Postcards WLA 125 Milwaukee Art Museum State Law Library Sarah Janice Kee Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries 21 Woman's Congress Elroy Public Library state historical society Matthew S. Dudgeon Milwaukee Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 WHCLIS James Duane Doty Gilbert H. Doane Events & Meetings Wayne A. Wiegand Campaign Campaign 22 Parcel post Helen Adams caly film Rusk County Community Library Frank Avery Hutchins Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Eratus Swift Wilcox campaign J. D. Witter S. Janice Kee Hall of Fame 2008 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Council on Library and Network Development WAAL trav Cam I Love Libraries Ruth Ann Montgomery 24 Amer library exhibit ca School of Library and Information Studies Ripon Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Delia Ovitz Orrilla Blackshear 20 Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Campaign Library Systems Digital Collections Carnegie libraries National Library Week campaign Wisconsin State Law Library 23 Pewaukee Public Library Gerald A. Somers Black River Falls Hall of Fame 2012 Sandra Friedman Dolnick Klaus Linderfelt Hall of Fame 2018 28 Library people Superior Carnegie Libraries Hall fo Fame 2012 McMillan Memorial Library 27 Ruby Roeder Hartford Public Library Gertrude Thurow CCBC Hall of Fame 2012 Robert Bocher Jane K. Billings Bookmobiles Lucy E. Smith Morris Carl Spitzweg Buttons 14 Library Buidlings Suring Area Public Library Brown Deer Public Library UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Library People Hall of Fame 2012 Wisconsin Historical Society Milwaukee Public Library Manitowoc Public Library Library Trustees Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Hall of Fame 2013 Marketing-Publicity Beaver Dam Public Library Hall of Fame 2010 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo