There are halls of fame to recognize human accomplishment in every conceivable endeavor. There are even a few library halls of fame. Two state library halls of fame have recently announced inductees for 2013.
The California Library Hall of Fame will be inducting nine individuals at the
Awards Gala at the California Library Association meeting on November 3rd. The
inductees are listed on the California
Library Hall of Fame website. The Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame will be
inducting four individuals at the Awards Reception at the Wisconsin Library
Association meeting on October 23rd. The announcement of the Wisconsin inductees is
A full listing of current and former inductees is included on the Wisconsin
Library Hall of Fame website. The Massachusetts Library Association has a
Hall of Fame also. Inductees through 2012 are listed on their website. The American Association
of Law Libraries also has a Hall of Fame. Inductees including 2013 inductees are
listed on their website.
The Oklahoma Library Association has a Library
Legend Award whose purpose is to expand a list of 100 library
legends that were selected in 2007 for the Association's centennial. The
Library Journal compiled a list of 40 individuals in 1951 for a Library Hall of
Fame. The Dictionary of American Library Biography ((Libraries
Unlimited, 1978) and its two supplements (1990 and 2003) constitute for all
practical purposes an American Library Hall of Fame.