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.

Nolan I. Neds (1921-2006), 2014 WI Library Hall of Fame Inductee

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 in Hall of Fame
Nolan NedsNolan I. Neds was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on November 6, 2014 at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells. Neds served as Supervisor of Neighborhood Libraries and Extension and as Deputy City Librarian of the Milwaukee Public Library (1965-1982).  He was a champion of library service to the underserved in Milwaukee County, the state, and the nation. He was active in the Wisconsin Library Association and served as President (1970-1971) during a critical period for state library legislation and funding. He implemented an innovative Community Librarian Program at the Milwaukee Public Library.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Neds graduated from Ohio State University and received a Master’s degree in library science from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. During World War II he served in the Army in India and Burma. He joined the Milwaukee Public Library in 1951. He served as a State Chairman of National Library Week. He received the Librarian of the Year award in 1971 from the Bookfellows, Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library. His WLA activities included service on the WLA Scholarship Committee and serving as Local Arrangements Chairperson for WLA Conferences. In an article in the Wisconsin Library Bulletin for Winter 1984 Neds reviewed the extensive outreach activities of the Milwaukee Public Library.

Comments

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

Leave your comment

Guest Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Categories

Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo