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The Politics of an Emerging Profession: The American Library Association, 1876-1917

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Wiegand examines the development of ALA from 1876 to 1917 in this masterful tale. He looks at the issues that existed during those years, the conflicts, and the changing characteristics of ALA's Executive Board, and succeeds in giving us a particularly revealing picture of the nature of the profession. He analyzes the three elements of Dewey's motto, The best reading for t ...more
Hardcover, 331 pages
Published March 26th 1986 by Greenwood
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Am strongly considering getting my MLIS. Decided to read an appropriate history book, which is something I rarely do. I actually really enjoyed this! I did get the feeling that Wiegand had some "beef" with the ALA founding fathers... but I might have been reading that into it.
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"Wayne August Wiegand (born April 15, 1946) is an American library historian, author, and academic.

Often referred to as the "Dean of American library historians," Wiegand retired as F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies and Professor of American Studies at Florida State University in 2010. He received a BA in history at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh (1968), an MA in
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