Oklahoma Library Legends
Carnegie, Andrew Foundation
Delphian Clubs and Societies
Ferguson, Milton J.
Ferguson, Mrs. Thomas B. (Eva Shartel)
Frasier, Sally Freeman
Friends of Libraries groups around Oklahoma
Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO)
Friends of Tulsa City-County Library
Funk, Mrs. Trimmier Sloan
Gates, Bill & Melinda Foundation
Hardesty, Roger & Donna
Henke, Esther Mae
Johnson, Edward R.
Lowry, William (Bill)
Maddox, Eugenia (Frances)
Marable, Mary Hays
Martin, Allie Beth
Masters, Anne Rounds
McGlenn, Alma Reid
Morgan, Anne Hodges
Motter, Robert T., Jr.
Motter, Robert T., Sr.
Norberg, Lillian Born
Parker, Mrs. J.C.
Phelps, Edith Allen
Phillips, John & Vicki
Porter, Cora Case
Ratliff, Julia Brady
Ray, Dee Ann
Robbins, Louise S.
Rouse, Roscoe and Charlie Lou
Segal, Bob & Pat
Thompson, Clinton M. Jr. (Marty)
Townsend, Mrs. Hosea
Troy, Forrest (Frosty)
Wentroth, Mary Ann
Women's Federated Clubs
Women's Clubs of Oklahoma
Zarrow, Henry & Anne
In 1983, a wise search committee hired a new part-time Executive Secretary for the Oklahoma Library
Association, and it turned out to be an excellent decision for all concerned. Kay Boies came to the
position with a background in journalism and an enthusiasm for libraries that continues to be contagious.
Shortly thereafter she was made Executive Director on a full-time basis. Kay has since served with
24 different presidents, assisting them with appointments, conference planning, workshop coordination,
membership campaigns, fund raising, and all the little details that make a membership association
of this type successful.
Kay undoubtedly knows more of the approximately 1,000 members than anyone in the state. She has
worked with hundreds of volunteer contributors and committees, and cheerfully attended thousands
of meetings all over the state. She has worked more than “full-time” most weeks in her
efforts to assist with workshops, projects, conferences, legislative activities, and in getting to
know new members.
Her goal has been to facilitate for its members the mission of OLA, which is “To strengthen
the quality of libraries, library services and librarianship in Oklahoma.”
Thousands will agree that she is accomplishing that goal, year after year. Kay has loved working
with wonderful people, and has lasting memories of successful projects and lots of fun in the process.
And she’s still enthusiastic and cheerful!