July 17, 2024

Bales Covers Bases in Presentation About Baseball History

Reference and Humanities Librarian Emeritus Jack Bales

Reference and Humanities Librarian Emeritus Jack Bales

Reference and Humanities Librarian Emeritus Jack Bales will present a virtual talk about baseball history and true crime on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. central, at the LaSalle Public Library in Illinois. The presentation is titled “No Shrinking Violet: Violet Popovich and the Chicago Cub Shot for Love.” Bales’ lengthy career in librarianship included more than 40 years at UMW. Read more.

Bales and Harris Key to Horatio Alger Convention

Jack Bales, UMW reference and humanities librarian emeritus, hosted the Horatio Alger Society Convention in Fredericksburg for the second consecutive year, and Scott H. Harris, executive director of UMW Museums, spoke at the event. The conference included the presentation of an award to a local high school student. The event was featured in “Horatio Alger Society Gathers in Fredericksburg, Honors Local Student” in The Free Lance-Star. Read more.