(Extensions of Remarks - January 02, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2034]
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                        HON. GERALD E. CONNOLLY

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize and pay 
tribute to Lyle W. Minter, of Fairfax, Virginia, on the occasion of his 
retirement after 36 years of Federal service. Mr. Minter's professional 
achievements are numerous, and I know he would be the first to 
acknowledge that none of them would have been possible without the 
support of his wife, Nancy.
  Lyle graduated in 1975 from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in 
History. While at the University of Virginia, Lyle was elected to Phi 
Beta Kappa. He received his Master of Library Science in 1976 from the 
University of Maryland. While at the University of Maryland, Lyle was 
elected to Beta Phi Mu.
  Lyle began his distinguished Federal career as a civilian employee 
with the Department of the Army. He worked as the librarian at two Army 
posts in Virginia before being reassigned to the Pentagon Library as a 
reference librarian. He later was selected as head of the Reference 
Section and managed research support, general reference, and online 
database searching for the Pentagon Library's 50,000 patrons.
  Lyle came to the Library of Congress in 1991 as Head of the 
Government Publications and Periodicals Section in the Serial and 
Government Publications Division. In that position he managed the 
automation of the serial binding preparation process and was 
instrumental in implementing a number of other enhancements and 
services, which enabled increased access to the Library of Congress 
collections for Members of Congress and the research community who 
utilize that institution and its vast collections. Lyle then was 
reassigned as Head of the Newspaper and Current Periodical Division, 
where he managed the Library's busiest public service point and 
implemented such innovations as virtual reference and online collection 
guides. Lyle came to the Congressional Research Service in 2005 as a 
Supervisory Information Research Specialist in the Foreign Affairs, 
Defense, and Trade Division where he manages a team of employees who 
respond to requests from the United States Congress. He has remained in 
that position until the time of his retirement.
  Throughout his career, Lyle has been actively engaged in the 
professional librarian community as a member of the Special Libraries 
Association (SLA), and he has received several awards for his service. 
He was elected a Fellow of SLA in 2004 and received the Gale Cengage 
Learning Murray Wortzel Award in recognition of Excellence in Social 
Science Librarianship in 2011. Lyle particularly enjoys teaching and 
mentoring information professionals, and his dedication to mentoring 
librarians and others in the field of librarianship has been a 
benchmark of his career.
  As Lyle begins the next chapter of his life, he intends to spend time 
with friends and family, teach, travel, and continue volunteering in 
his community and in his profession. Lyle Minter has excelled 
throughout his distinguished Federal career, and I am honored to pay 
tribute to this conscientious and dedicated public servant.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in thanking Lyle Minter 
for his many years of dedicated Federal service. I wish Lyle and his 
wife, Nancy, continued happiness as they enter this next phase of their