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Wayne August Wiegand

Wayne August Wiegand, American library and information science educator. Member American Library Association (Herbert Putnam award 1975, Library. Research Round Table award 1979, Justin Winsor award 1982, William B. Hesseltine award 1990, G.K. Hall award 1988, 91), American History Association, American Studies Association, Organization American Historians, Association Library and Information Science Educators (research paper awards 1983, 87).

Background

  • Wiegand, Wayne August was born on April 15, 1946 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Edward and Germaine Ann (Leider) Wiegand.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1968. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1970. Master of Library Science, Western Michigan University, 1974.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, 1974.

    Career

    • Instructor Northwestern Academy, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 1969-1970. College library Urbana (Ohio) College, 1974-1976. Assistant professor library and information science University Kentucky, Lexington, 1976-1982, associate professor library and information science, 1982-1986, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1987-1989, professor, 1989—2002.

      F. William Summers professor library and information studies, professor American Studies Florida State University, since 2003. Director Florida Book Awards, since 2006.

    Works

    • Irrepressible Reformer: A Biography of Melvil Dewey
    • Drawing from rare archival materials researched over a period of 15 years, preeminent Dewey historian Wayne Wiegand has produced the first frank and comprehensive biography of the man behind the Dewey Decimal Classification System and scores of other enduring achievements.
    • Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland
    • How civil liberties triumphed over national insecurity Between the two major red scares of the twentieth century, a police raid on a Communist Party bookstore in Oklahoma City marked an important lesson in the history of American freedom.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association (Herbert Putnam award 1975, Library. Research Round Table award 1979, Justin Winsor award 1982, William B. Hesseltine award 1990, G.K. Hall award 1988, 91), American History Association, American Studies Association, Organization American Historians, Association Library and Information Science Educators (research paper awards 1983, 87).

    Connections

    • Married Shirley Ann Abitz, June 15, 1965. Children: Corinna Faye, Scott Edward, Andrew Wayne.
    • father: Edward Wiegand
    • mother: Germaine Ann (Leider) Wiegand
    • spouse: Shirley Ann Abitz
    • children: Corinna Faye Wiegand
    • Scott Edward Wiegand
    • Andrew Wayne Wiegand
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    Born April 15, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      University Wisconsin
    • 1970
      University Wisconsin
    • 1974
      Western Michigan University
    • 1974
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1969 - 1970
      Instructor, Northwestern Academy
      Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      college library Urbana (Ohio) College
    • 1976 - 1982
      assistant, professor library and information science University Kentucky
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1987 - 1989
      assistant, professor library and information science University Kentucky
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 2003
      F. William Summers professor, American Studies Florida State University
    • 2003
      professor, American Studies Florida State University
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