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.

Subscribe to feed Viewing entries tagged Peter G. Hamon

Peter G. Hamon (1945- ), 2014 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
Peter G. HamonPeter G. Hamon was inducted into the Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame on November 6, 2014, at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference in Wisconsin Dells. Hamon was a leader in promoting statewide library legislation, funding and library cooperation. He was Director of the South Central Library System (SCLS) from 1981 to 2005. Under his leadership, SCLS developed a systemwide library automation system, established a statewide library delivery service and expanded from four counties to seven. He was an active member of the Wisconsin Library Association and served as President in 1991 and as Legislative Advocate for several years. He was active on the Council for Wisconsin Libraries (now WiLS) and served as treasurer, secretary and president of that organization. He was active in the American Library Association, and served as chair of the Public Library Systems Section of the Public Library Association. Hamon served on several state level legislative task forces, including the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Library Service to Jails in 1972, the Legislative Council Study on Library Services in 1997, and the DPI State Superintendent’s Legislative Task Force in 2001. Hamon was honored as Co-WLA/DEMCO Librarian of the Year in 2004. He and his wife, Ann, received the SCLS Foundation Cornership Award in 2009. 
 
Hamon was born in Macomb, Illinois, in 1945, but grew up in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He started working in the Scottsbluff Public Library as a page in 1960, when he was 15. He later drove and staffed the Scottsbluff Public Library bookmobile. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1967.  While attending Lawrence University, he worked in the University library in technical services and also at the Appleton Public Library. He received a Master of Arts in Anthropology in 1970 and a Master of Arts in Library Science in 1971, both at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. While attending graduate school, he worked in the Interloan Department of the Library. He served as Head of Extension Services for the Oshkosh Public Library System from 1971 to 1975. He joined the Wisconsin State Division for Library Services as a Public Library Consultant in January 1976, and became Director of the State Reference and Loan Library in the Division in November 1976. He served in that capacity until 1981 when he became director of the South Central Library System.  
 
Hamon has contributed widely to the professional literature of librarianship, including: Public Library Service to Jails: Guidelines for Action by Ann and Peter Hamon. Madison Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin—Extension, 1975, and Budgeting and the Political Process in Libraries: Simulation Games by Peter Hamon, Darlene Weingand and Al Zimmerman, Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1992.

Categories

Popular Tags

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

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo