Two New Notes

We have two new notes/essays that many readers will find of interest:

Ms. Christine A. Egger has composed an essay entitled “Literacy and Libraries in Sixteenth Century England.”

Mr. Andrew Hart has written an essay entitled “Cold Libraries: United States Information Agency Libraries during the Cold War 1953 – 1991.”

Thanks so much to Ms. Egger and Mr. Hart for their contributions to the blog!

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Dr. Wayne Wiegand Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar at John W. Kluge Center

Dr. Wayne A. Wiegand, a longtime LHRT member often called the “Dean of American Library Historians,” was recently appointed distinguished visiting scholar at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress!  In its official press release, the Library of Congress notes that the Kluge Center seeks “to bring together the world’s best thinkers to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library’s rich resources, and to interact with policymakers in Washington.”  Check out the full Library of Congress press release to learn about the interesting research that Dr. Wiegand will be conducting while at the Kluge Center.

Library of Congress press release: https://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-137.html