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2021 Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame

Nominations Requested

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee is accepting nominations for individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame in 2021. Nominations must be submitted by Friday,

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March 19, 2021 / Hannah Bunting / 2021, Uncategorized

Richard (Dick) J. Sorensen, 2019 Library Hall of Fame Inductee

Richard SorensenRichard (Dick) J. Sorensen was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells on October 10, 2019.

Sorensen was the school library media consultant/supervisor at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) from 1972 until his retirement in 2001.

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October 30, 2019 / Larry T. Nix / 2019, Hall of Fame

Nancy Marshall, 2019 Library Hall of Fame Inductee

Nancy Marshall (1935-2018) was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells on October, 10, 2019.
 
Following her graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a master’s degree in Library Science at the age of 39,

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October 30, 2019 / Larry T. Nix / 2019, Hall of Fame

Robert (Bob) Bocher, 2018 Library Hall of Fame Inductee

Robert (Bob) Bocher dedicated his career to the use of technology to improve library service to the public, emerging as a state and national leader in this field.  He worked for decades to improve resource sharing throughout the state and saw the proliferation of library system and multi-system shared integrated library systems which helped make Wisconsin number one nationally in public library resource sharing per capita.

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October 2, 2018 / Larry T. Nix / 2018, Hall of Fame

Helen Adams, 2018 Library Hall of Fame Inductee

An exceptional library media specialist and role model for more than 50 years, Helen Adams distinguished herself as a powerful intellectual freedom advocate, particularly for children and youth.  Her career began as a school district reading instructor and by 1973,

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October 2, 2018 / Larry T. Nix / 2018, Hall of Fame

Lucy E. Smith Morris, 2018 Library Hall of Fame Inductee

Lucy E. Smith Morris (1850-1935) was a native of Berlin, Wisconsin. She was a contemporary and colleague of charter Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame member Lutie Stearns. Lucy Morris advocated for the development of public libraries beginning in the late 19th century. 

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October 2, 2018 / Larry T. Nix / 2018, Hall of Fame