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
When this humbling recognition came my way last spring, I asked my daughter, who is also a school
library media specialist, what she considered my most significant contributions to libraries and
librarianship. She mentioned development of libraries in schools through School Library Media Improvement
Grants, work with school administrators to help their understanding of the function of school libraries
in student achievement, and the many hours of professional development all over the state during
the eight years I worked at the State Dept. of Education.
As a young child, my daughter traveled throughout the state with me in the summer to many of these
workshops. No wonder she became one of us.
To her recollections, I would add the expansion of Encyclo-Media to be recognized as one of the
best state-level school library staff development opportunities in the country;
accreditation standards improved to require a certified library media specialist in every school;
establishment of the Polly Clarke Award for outstanding school library media specialists to be recognized
by their peers; and an ongoing message that library media specialists do impact accomplishment of
the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act.
I would also hope to be remembered as a leader in education who is always available to help schools.