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
June Lester served as Director of the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information
Studies from 1993 to 2000. During that time, the School expanded delivery of the Master of Library
and Information Studies (MLIS) program by offering the full range of MLIS courses in Tulsa and delivering
required courses to multiple sites in the state via interactive video, making ALA-accredited library
and information studies education accessible to a broader segment of Oklahoma citizens than ever
before. Also during her tenure as Director, the School’s MLIS program was reaccredited for
a full seven-year term. Since 2000, she has continued as a senior member of the School’s faculty.
In addition to her contribution to librarianship in Oklahoma through her dedication to the education
of librarians, Lester served on the Oklahoma Library Association Legislative Committee, beginning
in 1994 and continuing throughout her career in the state. In 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, she was co-chair
of the Committee. In 2005-2006 she helped to lead the successful fight by all Oklahoma librarians
against passage of a draconian censorship bill (HB 2158) sponsored by Rep. Sally Kern. In addition,
Lester worked with others in the state to protect the requirement for certified, master’s level
library educators in the state’s school libraries and helped to defeat the 1998 attempt (HB
3087) to remove the requirement that the Director and Assistant Director of the Oklahoma Department
of Libraries and directors of public library systems serving counties with a population of 20,000
have an ALA-accredited degree.