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Helen Huguenor Lyman

Helen Huguenor Lyman, American library science educator. Recipient Distinguished Achievement in Librarianship, Buffalo & Erie Company Public Library., 1999.


  • Lyman, Helen Huguenor was born on March 16, 1910 in Hornell, New York, United States. Daughter of Leon C. and Lora M. (Hamilton) Huguenor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Buffalo, 1932. British Society for Literature and Science, University Buffalo, 1940. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1956.


    • Library. Buffalo Public Library., 1932-1952, head adult education department, 1943-1952. Director adult education survey American Library Association, Chicago, 1952-1953. Adult services librarian Hild regional branch Chicago Public Library., 1953-1959.

      Specialist in adult services, public library consultant Wisconsin Free Library. Commission, Madison, 1959-1963. Director reference department, associate professor Lockwood Memorial Library., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1964-1965.

      Public library specialist adult services Office Education, Department Department of Health, Washington, 1965-1967. Director, principal investigator research project Library. School University Wisconsin, Madison, 1967-1972, assistant professor, 1966-1972, associate professor, 1973-1976, professor, 1976-1977, professor emerita School Library and Information Studies, since 1978.

      Adjunct professor School Information and Library. Studies State University of New York, Buffalo, 1978-1999. Instructor Great Books course Millard Fillmore College, University Buffalo, 1950-1951.

      Director, consultant Reading Guidance Institute, Library. School, University Wisconsin, 1965. Visiting lecturer State University of New York-Buffalo, 1966.

      Lecturer in field.


    • Library Materials in Service to the Adult New Reader
    • This report presents a comprehensive synthesis of the current research on reading of the adult new literate, the sociological context in which such reading takes place, provides significant new data from am extensive national survey of adult new readers, presents criteria for library analysis of needed materials, and links these to the national programs of adult reading instruction.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member national advisory board Center for the Book in the Library. Congress, 1978-1984; member committee on professional development Chicago Public Library. Staff Association, 1958-1959.

    Board directors University Book Store, Madison, 1973-1977, chairman awards committee, 1974-1976, secretary, 1976-1977. Member American Library Association (Joseph W. Lippincott for Distinguished Librarianship award 1979, Margaret E. Monroe Library. Adult Services award 1986, member various committees, vice president 1968-1969, president adult services division 1969-1970, chairman publications advisory committee 1971-1973, member council 1962-1965, 68-70, advisor to yearbook editors 1976-1985, member nominating committee 1977-1978 ), New York Library.

    Association (adult education committee 1947), University Buffalo Alumni Association (distinguished alumni award 1987).



    Gardening, reading.


    • Married Vreelandt B. Lyman Junior, April 29, 1939 (December February 1946).
    • father: Leon C. Huguenor
    • mother: Lora M. (Hamilton) Huguenor
    • spouse: Vreelandt B. Lyman Junior
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    Born March 16, 1910
    • 1932
      University Buffalo
    • 1940
      University Buffalo
    • 1956
      University Chicago
    • 1952 - 1953
      director, adult education survey American Library Association
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1953 - 1959
      adult services librarian Hild regional branch Chicago Public Library
    • 1959 - 1963
      specialist, Wisconsin Free Library Commission
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1959 - 1963
      public library consultant, Wisconsin Free Library Commission
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      director, professor Lockwood Memorial Library
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      associate, professor Lockwood Memorial Library
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1965 - 1967
      public library specialist, adult services Office Education
      Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1972
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1978 - 1999
      adjunct professor, School Information and Library Studies State University of New York
      Buffalo, New York, United States
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