Title: Independent Library Consultant (Retired)
Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Travis Earl Tyer, Independent Library Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the library sciences.
An independent library consultant from 1997 until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Tyer has accrued nearly 60 years of professional experience in his areas of expertise. Previously a consultant in public relations and communications with Alliance Library Systems from 1994 to 1997, he formerly served as an executive director of the Great River Library Systems, senior consultant of professional development at the Illinois State Library, a member of the Graduate Library School faculty at Emporia State University, and a library director at Lubbock City County Libraries. Mr. Tyer began his career as a librarian and teacher in the Gail, Lubbock, and Seminole public schools.
The president of the Resident’s Council of Hickory Glen Senior Living from 2013 to 2015, Mr. Tyer has also worked as a secretary with Resource Sharing Alliance with SHARE Illinois from 1994 to 1997, a member of the advisory committee of Illinois State Library from 1993 to 1996, and president of the Illinois Library System Directors Organization from 1992 to 1994. He has further worked as a consultant in his field and as a lecturer of summer workshops in Texas, Florida, Utah, and Oklahoma.
In preparation for his illustrious career, Mr. Tyer first obtained a Bachelor of Science from Abilene Christian University in 1952, followed by a Bachelor of Library Science from the University of North Texas in 1959. Subsequently, he earned a Master of Educational Leadership and Administration in library science from Florida State University in 1969, completing postgraduate coursework at the school from 1969 to 1971.
Mr. Tyer maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including the American Library Association, the Illinois Library Association, the Illinois Center for the Book, Friends of Libraries of USA, and the Illinois School Library Media Association. Additionally, he is a lifetime member of the University of North Texas School of Library and Information Science, as well as with Friends of the Library.
A contributor of articles to library journals, Mr. Tyer has been honored as an inductee into the University of North Texas Library and Information Science Hall of Fame since 1990. Married to Alma Lois Davis since 1951, he has two children, Alan Ross and Juanita Linn. He has been listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the Midwest.
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