Munch and Listen Talk: Public Library Pioneer - The man who changed your library bookshelves forever
- Monday 27 November, doors open 12 noon, talk begins 12.15pm
- All welcome
Join us for November's Munch and Listen talk by Keith McClellan, author.
Public libraries have developed and broadened their role greatly since their inception in 1850. One man who influenced developments from his first appointment as a junior assistant in Tottenham library in 1925 to being Director of Libraries and Museums for the borough from 1945 until 1965, was Tottenham-schooled A.W. McClellan.
Known as ‘Mac’ to colleagues and friends, "he was a man with ideas who, unusually, put them into practice, tested and proved them."
McClellan was known in libraries world-wide for his ‘Tottenham Experiment’ – a research survey on reading, assisted by the Mass Observation.
So, what influenced ‘Mac’, what were these ideas, and how are they reflected in our libraries today? Come along, bring your lunch and listen to this illustrated talk by Keith McClellan, about his newly-published book about the life and work of his father, A.W. McClellan (1908-1985).
Doors open 12 noon. Bring your lunch. Refreshments available.
Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle.