American Library Association's Honorary Member Listing

Honorary Members
Name Title Year Elected
Aiken, The Hon. George U.S. Congressman 1982
Allain, Alex P. Intellectual Freedom Advocate 1975
Asheim, Lester E. Library Educator 1984
Austin, Edwin C Chicago Lawyer, ALA Trustee 1963
Avram, Henriette MARC format Developer 1997
Baker, Augusta* Children’s Librarian 1975
Barnard, Henry* U.S. Commissioner of Education 1893
Becker, Joseph* Information Scientist 1992
Berman, Sanford Cataloging Theoris 2004
Bishop, William Warner* University Libraria 1951
Bowker, Richard Rogers Publisher 1933
Brademas, The Hon. John U.S. Congressman 1981
Brown, Charles Harvey*† University Librarian 1954
Bush, Barbara U.S. First Lady 1990
Carnegie, Andrew* Benefactor 1899
Carson, Johnny* Television Personality 1983
Carter, Jimmy U.S. President 1994
Chancellor, John Miller* Librarian, U.S. Bureau of Prisons 1962
Chapman, Theodore S.* ALA Attorney 1942
Cheney, Frances Neel* Library Educator 1978
Clapp, Verner Warren* Council on Library Resources President 1967
Clements, William L.* Benefactor 1933
Clift, David H.* ALA Executive Director 1972
Cohen, David Intellectual Freedom/Multicultural
Librarianship Advocate
2007
Cole, Fred C.* Council on Library Resources President 1978
Collins, The Hon. Ross A.* U.S. Congressman 1938
Cooke, Eileen* ALA Washington Office Director 1996
Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague* Benefactor 1930
Dalton, Jack* Library Educator 1983
Dix, William S.*† University Librarian 1978
Douglas, The Hon. William O.* U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1975
Downs, Robert B.*† University Librarian 1976
Eames, Wiberforce* Scholar and Librarian 1933
Eastman, Linda A.*† Public Librarian 1954
Eliot, Charles William* University President 1879
Elliott, The Hon. Carl A.* U.S. Congressman 1982
Ellsworth, Ralph E.* University Librarian 1988
Evans, Charles* Bibliographer 1933
Evans, Luther H.* Librarian of Congress 1972
Finley, John H.* Educator 1939
Fiske, Willard*      1895**
Fogarty, The Hon. John E.* U.S. Congressman 1966
Ford, The Hon. Wendell U.S. Congressman 1998
Ford, The Hon. William U.S. Congressman 1984
Francis, Sir Frank* British Museum Director 1971
Frase, Robert W.* Publishing Executive 1991
Gates, Bill Microsoft Founder 1998
Gates, Melinda Microsoft Founder 1998
Gaver, Mary V.*† Library Educator 1976
Gilman, Daniel Coit* University President    1895**
Gittings, Barbara * Gay Rights Activist 2007**
Grant, Edwin H.*      1895**
Grant, S. Hastings* University Librarian 1895**
Gregorian, Vartan University Librarian and Fund Raiser 2000
Guild, Reuben Aldridge* University Librarian 1895**
Hagemeyer, Alice L. Deaf Community Advocate 2007
Haines, Helen E.*† Library Educator 1951 
Hale, Edward Everett*   1895**
Harris, Ezekiel A.*   1895** 
Hatfield, The Hon. Mark U.S. Congressman 1996 
Haviland, Virginia* Children’s Librarian 1982
Hill, Frank Pierce* Public Librarian 1940
Hill, The Hon. Lister* U.S. Congressman 1956
Hoover, Herbert Clark* U.S. President 1929
Hornback, Miriam L.* ALA Board & Council Secretariat 1991
Horrocks, Norman Library Educator and Publisher 2004
Javits, The Hon. Jacob* U.S. Congressman 1981
Jencks, Charles W.*   1895**
Joeckel, Carleton B.* Library Educator 1954 
Jones, Clara Stanton † Public Librarian 1983
Jones, Virginia Lacy* Library Educator 1976
Josey, E.J.† Library Educator 2002
Kassebaum, The Hon. Nancy U.S. Congresswoman 1996
Keppel, Frederick P.* Carnegie Foundation President 1942
Kilgour, Frederick G.* OCLC Director 1982
Krettek, Germaine* ALA Washington Office Director 1973
Krug, Judith * ALA Director/Office for Intellectual Freedom 2009
Lester, Robert MacDonald* Carnegie Foundation official 1951
Liebaers, Herman Royal Librarian, Belgium 1976
Low, Edmon* University Librarian 1976
Lubetzky, Seymour* Cataloging Theorist 2002
Lydenberg, Harry Miller*† Public Librarian 1952
Martin, Allie Beth*†
(Special Centennial Honorary Membership)
Public Librarian 1976
Martin, Lowell A.* Library Educator 1979
Mathews, Virginia H. Underserved Populations Advocate 1994
Melcher, Daniel* Publisher 1976
Melcher, Frederick G.* Publisher 1945
Metcalf, Keyes DeWitt*† University Librarian 1963
Milam, Carl Hastings* ALA Executive Secretary 1954
Moon, Eric † Library Editor 1987
Moore, Bessie B.* Library Advocate 1980
Mora, Pat Author 2008
Morris, Effie Lee Retired Coordinator of Children's Services to the San Francisco Public Library     2008     
Morrison, Samuel F. Public Librarian 2003
Morton, Elizabeth Homer* Canadian Library Assn. Executive Director 1970
Nelson, Charles Alexander* Academic Librarian 1927
Owens, The Hon. Major U.S. Congressman 1987
Patterson, Lotsee F. Indigenous Libraries Advocate 2005
Pell, The Hon. Claiborne U.S. Congressman 1983
Perkins, The Hon. Carl* U.S. Congressman 1975
Powell, Lawrence Clark* University Librarian 1981
Prince, Frederick O* Library Trustee 1879
Putnam, Herbert* Librarian of Congress 1940
Rollins, Charlemae* Public Librarian 1972
Rothrock, Mary U.*† Public Librarian 1976
Ruffner, Frederick Gale, Jr. Publisher 1987
Schiller, Anita R. Gender Equality Advocate 2007
Shaw, Ralph R.*† Library Educator 1971
Shaw, Spencer G. Children’s Librarian 1988
Shera, Jesse H* Library Educator 1976
Simon, Jeanne Hurley* Library Advocate; NCLIS Chair 2000
Simon, The Hon. Paul* U.S. Congressman 1996
Smith, K. Wayne OCLC Executive 1998
Stevens, David H.* Advisor to Chicago Mayor’s Commission 1949
Stone, Elizabeth W. *† Library Educator 1988
Stueart, Robert D. Library Educator, International Consultant 2006
Sullivan, Peggy Former Exec Dir of ALA and retired university Dean, Professor, Consultant 2008
Taylor, Nettie B. State Librarian, Library Advocate 2005
Thomas, Lucille Cole School Librarian and Trustee 2003
Trejo, Arnulfo D.* Library Educator, REFORMA Founder 2001
Trezza, Alphonse F. Professor; ALA, NCLIS, IL State
Library Director
2007
Updike, Daniel Berkeley* Printer 1933
Upson, Anson Judd*   1895**
Vanderlip, Frank A.* Library War Council Chairman  1919 
Vincent, Bishop John H.* Founder, Chautauqua Institution 1898
Vosper, Robert Gordon*† University Librarian 1993
Wheeler, Joseph Lewis* Public Librarian 1964 
Williams, The Hon. Pat U.S. Congressman  1996
Wilson, Halsey William* Publisher 1945
Wilson, Louis Round* University Librarian 1951
Winfrey, Oprah Television Personality 1997
Yates, The Hon. Sidney R.* U.S. Congressman 1998
Young, Virginia G.* Library Trustee 1985

*   Deceased 
** At the 1895 conference in Denver "all survivors of the Librarians Convention 
     of 1853" were elected to honorary membership.
†   ALA President