Librarian; library educator. Born– March 30, 1911, in May, Tex. Parents– James Ernest and Della (Campbell) Wiggins. Married– James Curtis Waldrop. Children–two. Education– Livingston State University, B.S., 1939; University of Alabama, M.Ed., 1960; Ed.S, 1970. Further study, University of Denver; State University of New York, Albany; University of California, Berkeley.  Librarian at Hewitt-Trussville High School, Shades Valley High School and Howard College. Taught Library Science at University of Alabama, 1961-1968, when it was taught in the College of Education; instrumental in establishing the School of Library Science at the University of Alabama; associate professor at the Library School, 1969-78. Instructional materials consultant, Jefferson County Board of Education, 1960-1968; school library consultant, Alabama State Dept. of Education, 1968-1969.  Executive Secretary, Alabama Library Association, 1978. Member of many professional organizations; charter member of the International Association of School Libraries.  Recipient of many academic awards; a named fellowship in her honor was established at the library school at UA.  Died March 20, 2010.


Who’s Who in Library Science; Biographical Directory of Librarians in the United States and Canada; Who’s Who in Library and Information Services.


Abigail Adams. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Rush, Inc., 1988.

Alabama Authors; Books in Print. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1980.

Alabamiana for Grades K-12; An Annotated Bibliography. University, Ala.; s.n., 1978.

Bibliography of Southeastern Regional Literature for Elementary, Junior High and Senior High School Students. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Bunny Rabbits in Mother Goose Land. Birmingham, Ala.; R. W. Waldrop, 1987.

How to Select a Children’s Book. Minneapolis; T.S. Denison, 1973.

Martha Washington. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1987.

Santa Claus, a Brief Bibliography. S.l.; s.n., 1981.

Santa Grows Up in Mother Goose Land. Birmingham, Ala.; R. Waldrop, 1986.

Simple Steps to Successful Legislation. S.l.; s.n., 1976.