Louisiana Library Association honors Acadia’s Lyle Johnson
Lyle Johnson, Director of the Acadia Parish Library since 1967, has won the Essae M. Culver Distinguished Service Award, bestowed by the Louisiana Library Association.
This award is given to a librarian whose professional service and achievements, whose leadership in Louisiana association work, and whose lifetime accomplishments in a field of librarianship within the state merit recognition of particular value to Louisiana librarianship. Johnson’s record of service to Louisiana libraries and his leadership within the state provide evidence of his richly deserving this award.
After a brief career as a machinist, Johnson began a Master of Science in Library Science from Louisiana State University in 1972. He then worked for the Pike Amite Library System until his 1976, when he became Director of Acadia Parish Library. In addition to his responsibilities as a library director, Johnson devoted much of his time to the Louisiana Library Association, acting as a Chair of several sections, and even the Vice President of the entire organization. In 2006, Johnson was awarded the LSU Spectacular Alumni Award.
Johnson received his award in Baton Rouge on March 12 during the Louisiana Library Association’s 84th Annual Conference.