From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Library Directors in the USA)

Robert E. Wedgeworth


Founding president of ProLiteracy Worldwide, 2002-2007. Former University Librarian / Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library 1993-1999. 1st African American director of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. 1st African American dean of Columbia University Library School, 1985-1992. 1st African-American president of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), 1991-1997. Executive Director of the American Library Association (ALA), 1972-1985.

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“Robert E. Wedgeworth,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 12, 2024,

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