Dr. Lyle Evans

August 23, 2010 by Post Team 

Dr. Lyle Evans, Lyle Lillian Evelyn (Evans) King, known by most as Lyle Evans, is responsible for the growth of school library services in Saskatchewan for their initiative, enthusiasm, interest and efforts by school boards, chiefs, school principals , teachers, librarians and teachers in improving library services in a school in the province needs. After regular school, Evans taught from 1930 to 1939 in primary and secondary schools. He received a BA in 1940 at the University of Saskatchewan, BLS in 1942 at the University of Toronto, and MLS in 1952 at Columbia University. He worked at the Toronto Public Library, then private school Graham-Eckes Palm Beach, Florida from 1942 to 1945. She returned to Saskatchewan in 1946 became the first head of school libraries in the province, and appointed the first in Canada. It was developed in a normal school course in the organization, management and use of school libraries, which eventually became part of the Faculty of Education Program.

Lyle Evans was instrumental in establishing projects demonstration school libraries, with the first locally supported project in the Kapar power school unit No. 28 in 1947 to more complicated Saskatchewan School Library Demonstration Project in School Yorkton Columbia. Their efforts ensured that in 1947-48 in the school curriculum includes a provision of school library, including personnel, materials, programs and standards for the actual location of the library. He taught at the Faculty of Education, assisting in the production of radio programs, films, books and exhibitions, and was the author of numerous articles and pamphlets. In 1962 he was appointed professor of the Faculty of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus, where he was responsible for service programs in the school library until 1974.

Some of the other achievements of the fate of Evans to be president of the Saskatchewan Library Association (1950-1951), President of Library Association (CLA) Committee on Education for school libraries (1952), organized the first annual workshop on school library services in the region (1953), President of ALC youth section, the director of the American Association of School Librarianship (1958-1960), chairman of the organizing committee of Saskatchewan Association of School Librarians (SSLA) in 1959 board member (1961-63) then president (1969-70) of the Canadian Association of School Libraries (CSLA) and Margaret B. CSLA Scott Nobel in 1978.

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