Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Wilbur Lyle Eberhart (1922-2010), 2014 WI Library Hall of Fame Inductee

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 in Hall of Fame
Lyle EberhartLyle Eberhart was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on November 6, 2014 at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells. Eberhart was the first administrator of the Division for Library Services in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction after the Wisconsin Free Library Commission was abolished. He served in this capacity from 1965 to 1981 which included the period when Wisconsin’s public library system legislation was passed and implemented.He was a founding member of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), and served as its President (1980-81). He served as President of the Midwest Regional Library Network (1966-67). He was an active contributor to the professional literature of librarianship.
 
Eberhart was born on May 30, 1922, in Topeka, Kansas. He earned a bachelor’s degree with a joint major in history and English from Washburn College (Topeka) in 1945, followed by graduate study in American history at the University of Wisconsin from 1945 to 1949. He received a master’s degree in library science at the University of Wisconsin in 1951. From 1951 to 1959, he was a librarian at the Detroit Public Library, and was a branch library chief there until 1962. In 1962 he became a public library consultant in the Wisconsin Free Library Commission, a post he held until 1965 when he became administrator of the newly created Division for Library Services, Wisconsin's state library agency.  

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Thursday, March 21, 2019

Categories

Popular Tags

Jerome P. Daniels Orrilla Blackshear Hall of Fame 2010 Ruth Ann Montgomery National Library Week Academic Librarians buil Library History Campaign Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library bed and breakfast Dorothea M. Krause Library people Postcards Anniversaries Milwaukee Public Library Cam UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies State Law Library Special libraries Edward Asahel Birge Sandra Friedman Dolnick 27 Sarah Janice Kee James Huff Stout Hall of Fame 2009 ca Tower Hill Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society Library Systems library legislation Wisconsin Rapids Beloit Public Library Wisconsin State Law Library Marketing-Publicity Pinback buttons Centennial Wayne A. Wiegand traveling libraries Hall of Fame 2013 Pewaukee Public Library Brown County Library Charles Bunge books-by-mail 11 Hall of Fame 2016 22 Hall of Fame 2015 campaign Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Superior Carnegie Libraries Brown Deer Public Library Woman's Congress Suring Area Public Library Library People WLA 125 Peter G. Hamon Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Library Ripon Public Library Cornelia Marving Pierce Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Anniversaries 10 Events & Meetings Academic Libraries WLA 125 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries WLA 125 Gerald A. Somers Irene W. Newman Eager Free Public Library Hall of Fame 2015 Hall James Duane Doty Helen Adams Gertrude Thurow Black River Falls Public Library Wisconsin Library Bulletin Bob Bochfer Larry T. Nix Black River Falls Lowell W. Wilson Library celebrations Library Buidlings Manitowoc Public Library S. Janice Kee Brown Deer Public Library Public library systems Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries School libraries WLA 125 Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries caly film American Library Association Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Matthew S. Dudgeon J. D. Witter John J. Jax Hall fo Fame 2012 Hall of Fame 2012 Capitol Fire 1904 Lucy E. Smith Morris Meter mail slogans caly film Hall of Fame 2018 membership libraries National Bookmobile Day Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs Postcards archives CCBC McMillan Memorial Library library exhibit Clarence Brown Lester Wisconsin Library Association People Parcel post Carl Spitzweg Postcards 21 state historical society Beaver Dam Public Library Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Buttons Klaus Linderfelt World War I Lutie Stearns Hall of Fame 2011 cam Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends anniversaries I Love Libraries Ice Storm Uncategorized Public libraries Katharine MacDonald Jones Hall of Fame 2015 Cooperative Children's Book Center Wisconsin Free Library Commission Hall of Fame 2012 Soughton Public Library Publications T. B. Scott Free Public Library School of Library and Information Studies Hall of Fame 2017 Madison Public Library Hall of Fame 2008 Exhibits 14 campa bookworm Bookmobiles Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries WHCLIS Amer COLAND Library e Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Library Artifacts Louise S. Robbins Postcards Events & Meetings John Miller Chancellor presentations 24 background Library Buildings Nolan I. Neds Gilbert H. Doane campaign Delia Ovitz UW-Madison school of library and information studies Library Trustees Hall of Fame 2018 Frank Avery Hutchins Digital Collections American Library Association Library War Service Hall of Fame 2012 hall of Campaign Richard E. Krug Hall of Fame 2014 Wisconsin Free Library Commission caly film Ruby Roeder WWI Library War Service Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries library memorabilia Milwaukee Art Museum WAAL 20 Hall of Fame 2015 Inform Wisconsin Council on Library and Network Development library education Hartford Public Library Events 23 Dianne McAfee Hopkins Lutie Eugenia Stearns Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Campaign Appleton Public Library Increase A. Lapham Hall of Fame 2015 Bernard Schwab William J. Wilson Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Robert Bocher Eratus Swift Wilcox Elroy Public Library campaign Oshkosh Public Library Portage Public Library Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Carnegie libraries Middleton Public Library Clinton Public Library 28 trav White House Conference on Library and Information Services UW-Milwaukee Libraries DeForest Area Public Library Rusk County Community Library Evansville Wisconsin Historical Register Jane K. Billings Library people Public libraries Zona Gale

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo