Dr. Mary Wagner

professor of library and information science at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn.

Dr. Mary Wagner


In 1986, when the University of Minnesota closed its accredited library degree program, aspiring librarians had no educational options within the state. Wagner worked tirelessly to establish a formal accredited library science program in Minnesota. Through collaboration with Dominican University (formerly Rosary College in Chicago), she helped establish a library science program at St. Catherine University. After a number of successful years, she initiated the formal accreditation process, and in 2011, the library science program received full accreditation by the American Library Association.

Awards Won

Title Year
Beta Phi Mu Award
An award of achievement to a library school faculty member or to an individual for distinguished service to education for librarianship.
2012 - Winner(s)