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
Dell was an Instructor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies 1967-1976
and Head of Library Public Services at Rose State College from 1980 to 1997.
She was active in the Oklahoma Library Association and the American Library Association throughout
her career, serving in many important ways. Dell believes that she learned much more from libraries
in the state than she contributed, but many would disagree. She recounted the main things she learned
from Oklahoma libraries this way:
I learned not to judge people by how they look because the strangest among us can turn out to be the
smartest and most well informed. I learned to be patient with people who seem upset. Very often librarians
find out that the person is enduring unbelievable hardships and has turned to the library for help.
I learned how grateful people are when you try to help them. Many return to tell you they solved the
problem or made an A on the paper, and then give you the credit for their success. I learned from working
in a community college that the next generation will make us proud And I learned that librarians are
special people who are hard working and willing to stand up for our right to information.