Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dr. Lyle Evans

Roger Sterling, in tonight’s episode of Mad Men, attacked the Japanese executives from Honda. Roger invoked the name “Dr. Lyle Evans.”

Lillian Lyle Evelyn (Evans) King, known to most people as Lyle Evans, is responsible for the growth of school library services in Saskatchewan through her initiative, enthusiasm, and efforts to interest school boards, superintendents, principals, teachers, and teacher librarians in the need for better school library service in the province. Following Normal School, Evans taught from 1930 to 1939 in both elementary and secondary schools. She obtained a BA in 1940 from the University of Saskatchewan, a BLS in 1942 from the University of Toronto, and an MLS in 1952 from Columbia University. She worked in the Toronto Public Library and then the Graham-Eckes Private School in Palm Beach, Florida from 1942 to 1945. She returned to Saskatchewan in 1946 to become the first Supervisor of School Libraries in the province as well as the first appointed in Canada. She developed at the Normal School a course in the organization, administration, and use of the school library which in time became part of the College of Education program.

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