School of Information Sciences

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

Two Important Lectures in February

    Dr. Shirley WiegandDr. Wayne Wiegand

The first lecture will feature Drs. Shirley and Wayne Wiegand.  The lecture title is, "Free to All?  The Painful Process of Desegregating Public Libraries in the American South." The lecture is co-hosted with the Hodges Library.

When:  February 21, 2012
            5 PM Reception
            6 PM Lecture

Where:  University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus
            College of Communication and Information Auditorium

The second lecture will host Dr. Wayne Wiegand speaking about his book, "Main Street Public Library:  Community Places & Reading Spaces in the Rural Heartland, 1876 - 1956".

When:  February 22, 2012
            12:15 PM Lecture

Where:  University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus
             College of Communication and Information
             Scripps Convergence Lab Theater

In additon to their lecture topics, both are continuing to research and write in related areas.  Dr. Shirley Wiegand is writing a book about the desegregation of America’s public libraries during the Civil Rights movement.

Dr. Wayne Wiegand has another book in process, “`Right Here I See My Own Books:’ The Women’s Library at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.” This book is coauthored with Sarah Wadsworth.

For more information, contact Donna Silvey at dsilvey@utk.edu