2017 Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted by Brigitte Rupp Vacha on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Events and Promotions

The Steering Committee of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center, a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation, has selected five individuals to be inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame (WLHF) in 2017.

The inductees include:

Sandra Friedman Dolnick  (1936-2016).  Milwaukee native, founder and first executive director of the Friends of Libraries USA.

Joe Jax (1935- ).  Director, UW-Stout Library, WLA President (1982), WLA Librarian of the Year (1986), a leader in library technology and resource sharing.

Louise Robbins (1944- ).   Educator, consultant, researcher, author, volunteer.  Professor, UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies, 1991-2009, and Director from 1997-2009). 

Ruby Roeder (1913-2017).  Director of the Williams Free Library, Beaver Dam, from 1947 to 1979, who was particularly effective in the areas of library cooperation and outreach.

Lowell Wilson (1916-2015).  His contributions as a library professional and volunteer started in the mid-1940s and continued into the 21st century.

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