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Jan Keene

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Janis Keene began working for the Tulsa City-County Library System in 1963, and continued with the System until her retirement in 2003. During that time, she served as Personnel Officer, Business Manager, and as an Asst. Director beginning in 1974.

She was a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a major in Management, and received an MLS from the University of Oklahoma. She played a major role in planning, budgeting, personnel, purchasing and project management during the Library Systemís growth years, especially in the areas of staffing, buildings and automation. Jan was also responsible for the operation of Central Library for several years, and oversaw selection of materials for the system. She served as Interim Director following the early retirement of Pat Woodrum.

Shortly after she was employed at TCCL, she began to be active in the various associations related to this work. In the Oklahoma Library Assn., she held many offices including President, Treasurer, ALA Councilor, and chaired of most of its committees at some point. Jan took an active role in legislative activities for many years, often going to ALAís Legislative Day in Washington, DC, and to Oklahoma City for OLAís Legislative Day.

For six years, Jan served as a representative of the AMIGOS network to the Advisory Committee of OCLC, the international computer network. She served on its Executive Committee four of those years.

Involvement in the business of the American Library Association began in 1971, and continued for 30 years. She was a member of Council for two four-year terms, was on the ALA Budget Committee for four years, and participated in the development of the current library statistics system, making it mandatory for all states to keep the same statistics with the same definitions. Jan served on a national advisory committee which recommended changes in the system to the National Center for Education Statistics. She chaired and served on several Library Administration and Management Assn. committees and Public Library Assn. committees through the years, often bringing back new ideas to TCCL.

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