HON. GERALD E. CONNOLLY recognized Mr. Lyle Minter for 36 years of outstanding service with the federal government.
After receiving a BA in History from the University of Virginia and a MLS from the University of Maryland, Lyle began his career as a civilian librarian at two army posts, and then served as a research librarian and reference manager at the Pentagon. He then managed the government publications and serials department for nearly 15 years at the Library of Congress before taking a position at the Congressional Research Office as a Supervisory Information Research Specialist in foreign affairs.
Connolly remarks that Lyle has been actively engaged in the professional librarian community as a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), and has received several awards for service to the library profession. He was elected a Fellow of SLA in 2004 and received the Gale Cengage Learning Murray Wortzel Award in recognition of Excellence in Social Science Librarianship in 2011 (see photo in post).
Lyle has held several leadership positions in DC/SLA, and served as President of DC/SLA in 1993-1994.
He enjoys teaching and mentoring information professionals and his dedication to mentoring librarians and others in the field of librarianship has been a benchmark of his career.
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