The third annual Alice Louise Reynolds Lecture at Brigham Young University, scheduled for Thursday, March 21, will feature an internationally known authority on the 19th-century author of children's books, Louisa May Alcott.

Madeleine B. Stern will present the lecture, "Louisa May Alcott at BYU," at 2 p.m. in 6225 Lee Library. The public is invited.Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888, was America's most loved author of children's literature. She is most famous for her classic "Little Women."

In connection with the lecture, the library will exhibit books, manuscripts and other printed materials from its extensive Louisa May Alcott collection.

The lecture was established to honor the service of Alice Louise Reynolds, a member and chairwoman of the BYU Faculty Library Committee from 1906 through 1938. Reynolds was the first woman to teach college-level courses at the Brigham Young Academy and taught all its literature classes until 1903. She was also the first woman to become a full professor at BYU.