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Wiegand, Wayne A. 1946-

Works: 71 works in 266 publications in 4 languages and 15,182 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Stories, plots, etc  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Encyclopedias  Essays  Biography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Wayne A Wiegand
Most widely held works by Wayne A Wiegand
Irrepressible reformer : a biography of Melvil Dewey by Wayne A Wiegand( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 2,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This enigmatic reformer. While providing richer background on Dewey's positive achievements than earlier, reverential biographies, Wiegand reveals his subject as one who was "driven, tense, often arrogant," who had "an obsessive need to control ... and self-righteously denied his own racism and class prejudices." Whatever Dewey's virtues and flaws, his influence on libraries and education was profound. To understand his life is to better understand these institutions
Women in print : essays on the print culture of American women from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by James Philip Danky( )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women readers, editors, librarians, authors, journalists, booksellers, and others are the subjects in this stimulating new collection on modern print culture. The essays feature women like Marie Mason Potts, editor of Smoke Signals, a mid-twentieth centur
Main Street public library : community places and reading spaces in the rural heartland, 1876-1956 by Wayne August Wiegand( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author studies four small-town libraries in the Midwest from the late nineteenth century through the federal Library Service Act of 1956, and shows that these institutions served a much different purpose than is often perceived. Rather than acting as neutral institutions that are vital to democracy, these libraries were actually mediating community literary values and providing a public space for the construction of social harmony. The libraries, and the librarians who ran them, were often just as susceptible to the political and social pressures of their time as any other public institution. By analyzing the collections of all four libraries and revealing what was being read and why certain acquisitions were passed over, the atuhor challenges both traditional perceptions and professional rhetoric about the role of libraries in our small-town communities. While the American public library has become essential to its local community, it is for reasons significantly different than those articulated by the "library faith."
Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public library by Wayne A Wiegand( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, their numbers have only increased. Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers. Although library authorities have argued that the public library functions primarily as a civic institution necessary for maintaining democracy, generations of library patrons tell a different story. In Part of Our Lives, Wayne A. Wiegand delves into the heart of why Americans love their libraries. The book traces the history of the public library, featuring records and testimonies from as early as 1850. Rather than analyzing the words of library founders and managers, Wiegand listens to the voices of everyday patrons who cherished libraries. Drawing on newspaper articles, memoirs, and biographies, Part of Our Lives paints a clear and engaging picture of Americans who value libraries not only as civic institutions, but also as social spaces for promoting and maintaining community. Whether as a public space, a place for accessing information, or a home for reading material that helps patrons make sense of the world around them, the public library has a rich history of meaning for millions of Americans. From colonial times through the recent technological revolution, libraries have continuously adapted to better serve the needs of their communities. Wiegand goes on to demonstrate that, although cultural authorities (including some librarians) have often disparaged reading books considered not "serious" the commonplace reading materials users obtained from public libraries have had a transformative effect for many, including people like Ronald Reagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Oprah Winfrey. A bold challenge to conventional thinking about the American public library, Part of Our Lives is an insightful look into one of America's most beloved cultural institutions"--
Defining print culture for youth : the cultural work of children's literature( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sponsored by the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, this volume features a selection of ten papers compiled from the Center's second national conference, accompanied by a detailed introduction. Presented by scholars from diverse backgrounds, the essays center on the emerging, interdisciplinary field of print culture. They examine children's literature and related print materials from a cultural perspective and discuss the influence of ideological, political, and material factors on the reader. Moreover, the authors join a cultural debate over the nature of childhood in specific historical periods."--Jacket
Right here I see my own books : the Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition by Sarah Wadsworth( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 1, 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago opened its gates to an expectant public eager to experience firsthand its architectural beauty, technological marvels, and vast array of cultural treasures gathered from all over the world. Among the most popular of the fair's attractions was the Woman's Building, a monumental exhibit hall filled with the products of women's labor--including more than 8,000 volumes of writing by women. Right Here I See My Own Books examines the progress, content, and significance of this historic first effort to assemble a comprehensive library of women's texts. By weaving together the behind-the-scenes story of the library's formation and the stories between the covers of books on display, Wadsworth and Wiegand firmly situate the Woman's Building Library within the historical context of the 1890s. Interdisciplinary in approach, their book demonstrates how this landmark collection helped consolidate and institutionalize women's writing in conjunction with the burgeoning women's movement and the professionalization of librarianship in late nineteenth-century America. Americans in this period debated a wide range of topics, including women's rights, gender identity, racial politics, nationalism, regionalism, imperialism, and modernity. These debates permeated the cultural climate of the Columbian Exposition. Wadsworth and Wiegand's book illuminates the range and complexity of American women's responses to these issues within a public sphere to which the Woman's Building provided unprecedented access
Genreflecting : a guide to popular reading interests by Diana Tixier Herald( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines the features and characteristics of popular reading genres and subgenres, including historical fiction, westerns, crime, adventure, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, Christian fiction, and emerging genres, each with a listing of representative titles, and includes essays on the social nature of reading, and readers' advisory
Encyclopedia of library history by Wayne A Wiegand( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and French and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Books on trial : red scare in the Heartland by Shirley A Wiegand( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a raid on the Progressive Bookstore of Oklahoma City in 1940, local officials seized thousands of books and pamphlets and arrested twenty customers and proprietors, several of them members of the Communist Party. All were detained incommunicado and many were held for months on unreasonably high bail. Four were tried and convicted for violating Oklahoma's 'criminal syndicalism' law and sentenced to ten years in prison. The defendants' convictions and sentences caused a nationwide furor and were ultimately overturned on appeal after protests from labor unions, churches, publishers, academics, librarians, the American Civil Liberties Union, members of the literary world, and prominent individuals ranging from Woody Guthrie to Eleanor Roosevelt." "Shirley A. Wiegand and Wayne A. Wiegand share the story of this important case for the first time, drawing on recently discovered trial transcripts, interviews with witnesses and those arrested, documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and other primary sources."--BOOK JACKET
The politics of an emerging profession : the American Library Association, 1876-1917 by Wayne A Wiegand( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Print culture in a diverse America by James P Danky( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaders in American academic librarianship, 1925-1975( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desegregation of public libraries in the Jim Crow South : civil rights and local activism by Wayne A Wiegand( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wayne A. and Shirley A. Wiegand tell the comprehensive story of the integration of southern public libraries. As in other efforts to integrate civic institutions in the 1950s and 1960s, the determination of local activists won the battle against segregation in libraries. In particular, the willingness of young black community members to take part in organized protests and direct actions ensured that local libraries would become genuinely free to all citizens."--
An active instrument for propaganda : the American public library during World War I by Wayne A Wiegand( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of a hoax : Edmund Lester Pearson, John Cotton Dana, and the old librarian's almanack by Wayne A Wiegand( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library as an agency of culture( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libraries - public, school, and academic - are ubiquitous cultural agencies. Yet how much do we know about the multiple ways that they serve and enrich our culture? These essays explore the role of the library in the life of the reader and the library as a place in the life of its users
Supplement to the Dictionary of American library biography by Wayne A Wiegand( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work records the accomplishments of the leaders of library science with 51 thoroughly researched biographies of individuals whose contributions have profoundly influenced the profession's history. The biographical sketches, ranging in length from 1,400 to 4,000 words, were researched, written, and reviewed by noted authorities in the library and information science community
A history of modern librarianship : constructing the heritage of western cultures by Pamela Spence Richards( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A broad, comparative history of librarianship, this intriguing work goes beyond the standard focus on institutions and collections to help you explore the part modern librarianship played--and continues to play--in forming Western cultures"--
Members of the club : a look at one hundred ALA presidents by Wayne A Wiegand( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the personal, socioeconomic, and professional characteristics of the 100 men and women who served as President to the American Library Association (ala) between 1876 and 1986 was undertaken to identify those socioeconomic and professional characteristics whose frequency distributions remained relatively constant for all 100 members of the club, and to identify those group characteristics whose frequency distributions changed over the 110-year period during which the group held office. A comparison of presidents from 1906 to 1925 with their counterparts from 1966 to 1985 shows a sharp contrast: the former individual was more likely to be white, male, married, and Protestant; somewhat more likely to be a Republican; and a graduate from a northeastern college or university but without formal library education; and the director of a nonpublic library in the northeast. By contrast, the latter individual was more likely to be white, married, and Protestant; somewhat more likely to be female and a Democrat; either from the midwest, the south, or the northeast, with an undergraduate degree from a midwestern or southern school; more likely to have a Ph. D. in library science; and to be directing a library school at the time of tenure. Despite the shifts evident in the last 20 years, the picture still shows significant gaps in representation of the association's membership in terms of both personal and professional characteristics. A list of the 100 former ala presidents together with the dates that they held office is appended. (7 references) (ew)
Patrician in the progressive era : a biography of George Von Lengerke Meyer by Wayne A Wiegand( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Irrepressible reformer : a biography of Melvil Dewey
Women in print : essays on the print culture of American women from the nineteenth and twentieth centuriesMain Street public library : community places and reading spaces in the rural heartland, 1876-1956Defining print culture for youth : the cultural work of children's literatureGenreflecting : a guide to popular reading interestsEncyclopedia of library historyBooks on trial : red scare in the HeartlandThe politics of an emerging profession : the American Library Association, 1876-1917Print culture in a diverse America
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English (167)

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