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.

Rachel Katherine Schenk (1899-1973)

Posted by Larry T. Nix
Larry T. Nix
Larry T. Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Hall of Fame

Rachel SchenkRachel Katherine Schenk served as Director of the Wisconsin Library School (now the School of Library and Information Studies of the University of Wisconsin – Madison) from 1951 to 1963. Prior to becoming Director she was a faculty member at the school. While Director she was responsible for the implementation of the master’s program at the library school. After her retirement from the Madison library school she helped implement the library science program at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She received the WLA Citation of Merit in 1960.  She was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on October 25, 2012.

Further reading: Robbins, Louise S. "Chapter 4 Leave It to Rachel: The Schenk Years 1951-1963" in Tradition and Vision: Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin, A Centennial History (Univ. of Wisconsin, 2006).

Comments

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

Leave your comment

Guest Sunday, December 08, 2019

Categories

Popular Tags

Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries traveling libraries Wisconsin Library Association Brown Deer Public Library books-by-mail Brown Deer Public Library Dianne McAfee Hopkins Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends caly film Dick Sorensen Lutie Stearns S. Janice Kee Carl Spitzweg Pinback buttons Soughton Public Library Hall of Fame 2009 Wisconsin Rapids CCBC library legislation Events ca Peter G. Hamon Events & Meetings Hall of Fame 2015 Anniversaries Milwaukee Art Museum Parcel post Orrilla Blackshear presentations Inform Wisconsin Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Evansville Wisconsin Beaver Dam Public Library Hall of Fame 2018 Portage Public Library Pewaukee Public Library Centennial Wisconsin State Law Library WLA 125 Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians State Law Library Nancy Marshall Library Buildings Black River Falls Public Library UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies DeForest Area Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Matthew S. Dudgeon Hall of Fame 2015 Hall of Fame 2019 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Postcards Cam 24 Amer Sarah Janice Kee Clinton Public Library Library Trustees School of Library and Information Studies Wisconsin Free Library Commission Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries hall of Zona Gale COLAND anniversaries Hall of Fame 2018 27 Suring Area Public Library caly film Public libraries 22 Hartford Public Library Woman's Congress I Love Libraries Library e campa Superior Carnegie Libraries Ice Storm archives Clarence Brown Lester Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Hall of Fame 2013 American Library Association Dorothea M. Krause Hall of Fame 2008 Madison Public Library WHCLIS Eager Free Public Library Public libraries Campaign Hall of Fame 2012 Richard E. Krug James Huff Stout J. D. Witter WLA 125 Increase A. Lapham Public library systems Uncategorized Ruth Ann Montgomery Elroy Public Library Charles Bunge Anniversaries Library people Postcards Larry T. Nix Meter mail slogans 20 WWI Library War Service Jane K. Billings Gerald A. Somers School libraries McMillan Memorial Library Hall of Fame 2010 Events & Meetings Frank Avery Hutchins T. B. Scott Free Public Library Katharine MacDonald Jones Rusk County Community Library Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Middleton Public Library Manitowoc Public Library WLA 125 People Buttons Cornelia Marving Pierce Capitol Fire 1904 caly film Eratus Swift Wilcox Academic Libraries Irene W. Newman Wayne A. Wiegand Louise S. Robbins Nolan I. Neds Historical Register Wisconsin Historical Society WLA 125 Hall of Fame 2017 Gilbert H. Doane Library Artifacts Hall of Fame 2014 John J. Jax Exhibits Special libraries Milwaukee Public Library Black River Falls buil Oshkosh Public Library American Library Association Library War Service campaign Library People Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Wisconsin Library Bulletin Hall of Fame 2012 campaign Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library WAAL Cooperative Children's Book Center 23 UW-Milwaukee Libraries Campaign library memorabilia White House Conference on Library and Information Services Wisconsin Free Library Commission Gertrude Thurow UW-Madison school of library and information studies Wisconsin Library Heritage Center 28 Bookmobiles Library celebrations Postcards Carnegie libraries library exhibit William J. Wilson Postcards Ripon Public Library World War I Council on Library and Network Development Richard J. Sorensen Brown County Library James Duane Doty Delia Ovitz 10 Library Buidlings cam Hall of Fame 2012 Marketing-Publicity library education Publications Hall of Fame 2016 Hall Lowell W. Wilson Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Dick Sorensen Ruby Roeder Edward Asahel Birge Hall of Fame 2015 Milwaukee Public Library 11 Hall of Fame 2011 John Miller Chancellor Bernard Schwab Tower Hill Wisconsin Robert Bocher background Jerome P. Daniels Hall of Fame 2015 bed and breakfast 21 Library Systems Klaus Linderfelt campaign 14 state historical society National Library Week Library History Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Campaign Beloit Public Library Appleton Public Library Sandra Friedman Dolnick bookworm National Bookmobile Day Hall of Fame 2015 Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Helen Adams Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Digital Collections Bob Bochfer Lutie Eugenia Stearns Hall fo Fame 2012 membership libraries Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Library people trav Academic Librarians Lucy E. Smith Morris

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo