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The McCusker Memorial Lecture is presented annually each fall and celebrates the life and contributions of Sister Lauretta McCusker, O.P., the first dean of Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, now the School of Information Studies.

Past McCusker Lectures

  • 2019: Skye Patrick, director, Los Angeles County Library, Library Journal Librarian of the Year, 2019
  • 2018: James LaRue, director, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
  • 2017: Linda Hofschire, director, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library
  • 2016: Sari Feldman, ALA past president
  • 2015: John Chrastka, executive director of
  • 2014: Howard Besser, professor of cinema studies and director of the Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program at NYU's Tisch School for the Arts 
  • 2013: Sister Mary Paynter, O.P., presented "Educational Essentials on the American Frontier" on October 16, 2013
  • 2012: Renowned author and intellectual freedom advocate Sara Paretsky, "Another Turn of the Screw" on October 24, 2012, archived in World Libraries, vol. 20 no.1