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.

Clarence Brown Lester (1877-1951)

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix 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.
 

Comments

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

Leave your comment

Guest Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Categories

Popular Tags

Anniversaries Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Rusk County Community Library Ruth Ann Montgomery Frank Avery Hutchins Madison Public Library CCBC WLA 125 Brown Deer Public Library 14 Academic Libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries library exhibit 21 J. D. Witter 20 John Miller Chancellor Library Systems Public libraries Ice Storm Hartford Public Library bookworm State Law Library Clarence Brown Lester Sarah Janice Kee Bernard Schwab School of Library and Information Studies Wayne A. Wiegand campaign Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Postcards Hall of Fame 2012 Beloit Public Library Appleton Public Library anniversaries National Bookmobile Day Milwaukee Art Museum People Library Trustees bed and breakfast Soughton Public Library Hall of Fame 2009 10 Dorothea M. Krause Milwaukee Public Library background Eratus Swift Wilcox Black River Falls Woman's Congress Delia Ovitz Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Brown Deer Public Library Suring Area Public Library Events Uncategorized T. B. Scott Free Public Library Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee American Library Association Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Edward Asahel Birge Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries 22 Library Artifacts Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Gertrude Thurow Elroy Public Library Wisconsin Library Bulletin Library People Hall of Fame 2012 hall of DeForest Area Public Library William J. Wilson Brown County Library Anniversaries Wisconsin Rapids Beaver Dam Public Library Portage Public Library caly film Hall of Fame 2008 archives 28 11 Eager Free Public Library Evansville Wisconsin Hall of Fame 2015 traveling libraries Zona Gale School libraries Historical Register Black River Falls Public Library presentations Carl Spitzweg Ripon Public Library McMillan Memorial Library Library History Superior Carnegie Libraries Gilbert H. Doane Lutie Eugenia Stearns Events & Meetings ca Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries library legislation Hall of Fame 2015 Postcards WWI Library War Service Digital Collections American Library Association Library War Service Hall of Fame 2015 Publications Hall of Fame 2011 23 Marketing-Publicity Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Hall Hall fo Fame 2012 Richard E. Krug Katharine MacDonald Jones Gerald A. Somers Milwaukee Public Library Library Buidlings campa campaign Nolan I. Neds Library celebrations Hall of Fame 2014 buil caly film caly film James Huff Stout Hall of Fame 2010 Hall of Fame 2012 Cornelia Marving Pierce Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library WLA 125 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Events & Meetings Exhibits Pewaukee Public Library campaign Special libraries Campaign Manitowoc Public Library Wisconsin Library Association Wisconsin Free Library Commission 27 Oshkosh Public Library Carnegie libraries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Bookmobiles Library people Postcards Campaign Wisconsin Historical Society Lutie Stearns Wisconsin Free Library Commission Library Buildings Hall of Fame 2015 Charles Bunge Cam Cooperative Children's Book Center Peter G. Hamon UW-Milwaukee Libraries Campaign Postcards S. Janice Kee Public libraries library memorabilia WLA 125 24 James Duane Doty National Library Week Library people cam Clinton Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Wisconsin State Law Library Middleton Public Library Hall of Fame 2013 Tower Hill Wisconsin

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo