Gillard Lecture



The William A. Gillard Lecture

DLIS Alumni 1The William A. Gillard lecture on Community Engagement in Librarianship takes place during the Spring Semester and features a presentation by a prominent DLIS alumn selected by the DLIS Alumni Association.
William A. Gillard (LL.B. 1932) served as Director of Libraries and taught Library Science at St. John’s University. He was chairman of the Department of Library Science from 1942 to 1956. He was awarded the President’s Medal in 1960, the highest honor the university can bestow on a faculty member. The DLIS Alumni Association established the lecture series in his honor in 1970.
The lecture concludes with the awarding of the DLIS/H.W. Wilson Professional Development Scholarship to current DLIS student(s) who have published/presented to or been awarded by a professional association.
The Gillard Lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required.


Date: May 31, 2018

Speaker: Brian Kuhn


Date: March 28, 2017

Speaker: Jean P. O’Grady


Gillard Lecture: April 25, 2016