LOUISE S. ROBBINS is Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her historical research, focusing on libraries and intellectual freedom during the McCarthy period, has won numerous awards. Her best known book, winner of the Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award from the American Library Association’s Library History Round Table and the Willa Award from Women Writing the West, is The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library. It has even won her a spot on an Oklahoma Library Association centennial list of 100 Oklahoma Library Legends. Robbins is also author of a number of articles and Censorship and the American Library: The American Library Association's Response to Threats to Intellectual Freedom, 1939-1969.
Robbins has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. Her teaching repertoire includes management, intellectual freedom, and libraries in the global knowledge society. She has been active in university governance and in the Association for Library and Information Science Education, including a two-year stint as president.
Supported by the Center for the History of Print Culture, UW-Libraries, School of Library and Information Studies, and the Wisconsin Print Culture Society.
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