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
Lau served the Oklahoma Library Association in various capacities and the Northwestern Oklahoma State
University community as Director of Libraries during a career spanning 29 years. As a member of OLA,
Lau served as Chair of the Sequoyah Children’s Book Award Committee from 1974-1978 and as the
association’s Treasurer from 1981-1983. He was elected to the Council of the American Library
Association in 1984 and received the Distinguished Service Award as Councilor for the American Library
Association in 1988. During his career, Lau also served two terms on both the Advisory Board to the
University of Oklahoma’s School of Library and Information Studies and the Governor’s
Conference on Libraries. Additionally, he was a member of the Oklahoma Council of Academic Library
Directors since the Council’s inception in 1988. Ray Lau was honored with the Oklahoma Library
Association’s Special Meritorious Service Award in the spring of 2003.
In addition to his Director’s duties, Lau was Chair and Assistant Professor of the Department of
Library Science at Northwestern until the department’s closing in 2001. He taught many of the courses
in the library science curriculum in addition to advising all library science majors, supervising student
teachers/librarians, and sponsoring the Library Science Club. During his time at Northwestern, he supervised
two automation projects and the expansion of online technology at the library as well as creating the
library on the Enid campus of NWOSU. When he retired in June 2003, the Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges
honored Lau with the title of Professor Emeritus.