Wilson Library Bulletin

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Wilson Library Bulletin
Categories Librarianship
Publisher H. W. Wilson Company
First issue 1914
Final issue 1995
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 0043-5651

The Wilson Library Bulletin was a professional magazine published for librarians from 1914 to 1995 by the H. W. Wilson Company, Bronx. NY. It began as The Wilson Bulletin and published occasionally. In its first volume were discussions about the library being as necessary to a high school as the gymnasium, and an article by Corinne Bacon on "What Makes a Novel Immoral?"

In November 1928, its name became The Wilson Bulletin: A Magazine for Librarians. Two years later it was renamed Wilson Bulletin for Librarians and in September 1939 the name changed again to Wilson Library Bulletin (WLB), the name by which it was known until it ceased publication in June 1995.

WLB was noted for its beautiful covers (often photographs or original art); its publication of library-related cartoons; and its broad scope, covering the whole of librarianship. In its last decade of publication it became the first library periodical to carry a regular column about the internet (The Internet Cafe, written by Lee Ratzan), to include email addresses of contributors, and to explore the intersection of librarianship and online resources.

Its first editor was Edith M. Phelps. Its second was the poet Stanley Kunitz, and others included Howard Haycraft, Marie Loizeaux, Kathleen Molz, Milo Nelson, Mary Jo Godwin, GraceAnne A. DeCandido and William Robert Eshelman (1968 - 1978).

Further reading[edit]

  • Edith M. Phelps, Wilson Bulletin, Wilson Library Bulletin, v39, p244. November 1964.