The Greatest of Greatness: The Life and Work of Charles C. Williamson (1877-1965)

The Greatest of Greatness: The Life and Work of Charles C. Williamson (1877-1965)

by Paul A. Winckler




Considered the most influential librarian and library educator in the U.S. in the first half of the 20th century, Williamson helped shape library education and librarianship today. In this first full-length published biography, the author records the activities of the Williamson era. In a career spanning three decades, Williamson had a varied and active affiliation with Western Reserve University, Bryn Mawr College, the New York Public Library, the Municipal Reference Library of the City of New York, the Carnegie Corperation of New York, the Rockafeller Foundation, and Columbia University. His 1923 report, Training for Library Service, had a major impact on librarianship, and especially on changes in library education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810824478
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/1992
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 8.64(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Paul A. Winckler (BA, St. John's; MLS, Pratt; MA, PhD, NYU) is Professor Emeritus, Palmer SLIS, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, where he has been a faculty member for the past 29 years. He wrote the Williamson articles for the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (Dekker) and The Dictionary of American Library Biography (Libraries Unlimited).

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