Dr. Robert Wedgeworth, Jr. PhD ’59 was a featured short bio online and on Monday’s Tom Joyner Morning Show — click here to read the transcript and listen to the audio.
After Wabash, Bob’s career progressed as executive director of the American Library Association, Columbia University’s dean of School of Library Service, university librarian and professor of library administration at the University of Illinois, president of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, president of Laubach Literacy International, and president and CEO of the merged organization, Proliteracy Worldwide. He earned an M.S. in Library and Information Science at the University Illinois. He left a doctoral program in library science at Rutgers University in 1972, to pursue what became his renowned career in library science, without completing his dissertation. In December 2012, Bob successfully defended that dissertation, and in May 2013 graduated with his doctorate degree.
Bob is a Wabash College Trustee Emeritus.