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April 26-28, 2024

Word of South

Wayne A. Wiegand

Wayne A. Wiegand is F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies Emeritus at Florida State University, and former Director of the Florida Book Awards. As author and editor of many books (including Irrepressible Reformer: A Biography of Melvil Dewey) and over one hundred scholarly articles, he is often referred to as the “Dean of American library historians.” In 2008-9 he was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow to support research on his recently published book, “Part of Our Lives:” A People’s History of the American Public Library (Oxford University Press, 2015).