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Kathy Hale

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Kathy Hale Image

Kathy Hale has served as Director of the Southern Prairie Library System in southwestern Oklahoma since 1979. Her goals were to establish a secure funding base for the library system and to build the resources, materials, programs, facilities, and public support necessary to provide library service to this geographically isolated region. During her tenure, successful election campaigns were held to fund library system services, build new facilities, and increase library funding to the maximum allowed under constitutional law in Oklahoma.

Kathy received an MLS from OU in 1974 and began her Oklahoma Library Association service at that time. She served as Secretary, Chair of the Public Library Division, and chaired the Awards, Constitution and By-Laws, Continuing Education, Legislative, Sites, Conference Program, and Humanities Liaison committees. She served as OLA’s representative to the FOLIO Board and the Let’s Talk About It! Advisory Council. She was a delegate to the Governor’s Conference on Libraries in 1978 and served as the southwest Regional Task Force Coordinator for the Governor’s Conference on Libraries in 1990. She was active in the SwLA regional professional association in the l970’s and co-chaired the statewide “Oklahoma Image” Planning Committee in 1976. Kathy served on the OU Library School Advisory Board and the Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities Board of Directors. She has chaired the Oklahoma Public Libraries Directors’ Council and the Oklahoma Library Technology Network Advisory Council and served in many capacities for interlibrary cooperation and network development. She currently serves on the Centennial Endowment Committee and the LTAI! Advisory Committee, co-chairs the Legislative Committee, and chairs the OLTN Advisory Council. She is also a member of the American Library Association and Public Library Association.

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