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A Century of Knowledge, Service and Discovery - 1911 - Library Education in DC - 2011

The School of Library and Information Science Celebrates Centennial and Thirtieth Anniversary in 2011

Marist Hall ca. 1900The year 2011 promises to be an exciting year as we commemorate not only the 100th Anniversary of Library Science Education Courses at Catholic University but also the 30th Anniversary of its elevation to a School.

A Century of Knowledge, Service, and Discovery: Library Education 1911-2011 seeks to reflect on the profession and its accomplishments across the century and lay the groundwork for its direction in the next 100 years.
July 2, 1911 the first Library classes were taught by members of the University Library Staff and librarians from the District of Columbia Public Library so that by 1930, a complete 4-summer training program was offered and a certificate awarded. Under the leadership of Elizabeth Stone, who later became ALA president and who designed the America’s Libraries Postage Stamp, Catholic University’s program in library and information science was elevated to the status of a school in 1981.

Luminaries Panel

2011 Homecoming and Reunions 2011
Thursday, October 20th, 7pm-9pm, CUA Campus, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room

Watch video of the panel

Digital Exhibit

In addition to these events, we are also compiling a number of resources to commemorate this occasion. We invite you to view our Photo Gallery and Timeline. We also invite you to contribute to our Digital Guestbook.