LIS luminary Wedgeworth presents “Size Matters: iSchools & Other LIS Programs,” at FSU-SLIS on April 10

The School of Library & Information Studies at The Florida State University proudly invites you to a presentation by Robert Wedgeworth, “Size Matters: iSchools & Other LIS Programs,” Wed., April 10. The event is co-sponsored by University Libraries and the Friends of the FSU Libraries.

RENOWNED LEADER. Highly recognized as a leading librarian, library educator and association executive in a career spanning almost 40 years, Wedgeworth’s accomplishments include (but are not limited to)

  • Nominated by President Obama to the Museum and Library Services Board of the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities (2010),
  • President and CEO of the oldest and largest nongovernmental, nonprofit adult literacy organization in the U.S., ProLiteracy Worldwide (2002-2007),
  • Member of the National Commission on Adult Literacy (2006-2008),
  • University librarian at the second largest research library in the U.S., Professor of Library Administration and Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1993-1999),
  • President of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) (1991-1997) following six years on its executive board,
  • Dean of the School of Library Service at Columbia University (1985-1992),
  • Executive director of the American Library Association (ALA) (1972-1985),
  • Currently, a life member of the American Library Association, a file member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a member of the Board of Trustees of Wabash College, the Board of Trustees of the Newberry Library, and a member of the Poetry Foundation Board of Trustees.

ATTEND IN PERSON. Dr. Wedgeworth’s presentation will take place from 3-4 p.m., Room 206, Louis Shores Building, FSU campus, followed by a reception from 4-5 p.m. A map to the Shores Building is available at: h

ATTEND REMOTELY. To participate in Dr. Wedgeworth’s presentation from a remote location, join an online Blackboard Collaborate session before the event begins at:

VIEW A RECORDING. To watch an audio/video recording of the presentation in the future, visit: