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 Nix
Larry Nix
Larry 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).


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

Leave your comment

Guest Sunday, April 20, 2014

Popular Tags

Suring Area Public Library Tower Hill Wisconsin Ruth Ann Montgomery Eager Free Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Campaign Library celebrations Anniversaries Hall of Fame 2010 J. D. Witter Postcards Hall of Fame 2012 Anniversaries McMillan Memorial Library presentations Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Postcards Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries Bookmobiles library exhibit Katharine MacDonald Jones Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries campaign campa Publications Delia Ovitz Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall Library History Wisconsin Free Library Commission Zona Gale Cornelia Marving Pierce Special libraries Historical Register Sarah Janice Kee DeForest Area Public Library bookworm School of Library and Information Studies Evansville Wisconsin CCBC Uncategorized hall of Library Buildings Gerald A. Somers Hall of Fame 2009 Marketing-Publicity Frank Avery Hutchins School libraries archives Oshkosh Public Library Carnegie libraries National Bookmobile Day Pewaukee Public Library Public libraries Hall of Fame 2013 Library people Postcards Campaign Beaver Dam Public Library Edward Asahel Birge Elroy Public Library Milwaukee Public Library Bernard Schwab Wisconsin Library Association Events & Meetings Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Hall of Fame 2012 Library Artifacts traveling libraries Milwaukee Art Museum library memorabilia cam Rusk County Community Library Carl Spitzweg Lutie Eugenia Stearns Hall of Fame 2008 Woman's Congress Library People UW-Milwaukee Libraries Hartford Public Library ca Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Brown County Library T. B. Scott Free Public Library Wisconsin Historical Society Middleton Public Library Library people Postcards Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin Library Heritage Center background anniversaries Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Clarence Brown Lester Library Systems Events People Cooperative Children's Book Center Madison Public Library American Library Association Library War Service Library Trustees Academic Libraries National Library Week bed and breakfast Beloit Public Library Ice Storm campaign S. Janice Kee Hall of Fame 2011 buil Hall of Fame 2012 Campaign Digital Collections campaign Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Library Buidlings Milwaukee Public Library WWI Library War Service Exhibits Hall fo Fame 2012 Richard E. Krug John Miller Chancellor

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo

Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Logo